Past Exhibitions

Galerie Thomas Schulte presents from April 29 to June 24, 2017 two parallel exhibitions Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht! and Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten by Michael Müller. The two exhibitions constitute the finale of a four year cycle Eighteen Exhibitions, which started in April 2013 and which in the end will consist of overall 33 exhibitions and 4 performances.

 

In its recent iteration, the comprehensive solo exhibition Skits – 13 Exhibitions in 9 Rooms at the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden from November 2016 to February 2017, the cycle was summarised and continued. Now Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht! and Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten with due expenditure bring the cycle to an end – an exceptional and exuberant (perhaps programmatically preliminary) oeuvre. The cycle follows a certain order and chronology, in which various themes are approached almost scientifically and translated artistically. With these final exhibitions, the artist‘s attention is directed to the significant qualities of his own work. Between the works presented, clusters are formed, which can be regarded as pillars of the artist’s work. Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten is probably Michael Müller‘s most personal exhibition. During the final act, the artist reconsiders the essential questions in which the drawings, the idea of the window and the principle of the map play an important role.

 

The exhibition title Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten is a reference to the title of a novel by Robert Musil whose Man Without Qualities stood at the beginning of Michael Müller’s cycle as a central point of reference. (Ulrich, the Man Without Qualities, decides to take one year leave from his life in order to find an occupation adequate for his skills.) The two parallel exhibitions bring together a multitude of heterogeneous works including Die Anderen, a series of formally diverse plaster sculptures resembling heads, and a series of drawings inspired by the act of reading Jacques Derrida’s Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question – and finally several works, which at the very end of the cycle reach back to the very beginning: to the artist’s earliest works.

Lektüre und Ablenkung, 2016/2017
126 parts work, pencil, crayon, acrylic, oil and ink on glass
Overall dimensions: 162 x 667 x 2.5 cm
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Köpfe, 2017
3-part work, ceramic and steel shelf
Shelf: 200 x 150 x 50 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 x 19 2/3 in
(1x) 27 x 35 x 37 cm | 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 x 14 1/2 in
(1x) 29 x 35 x 34 cm | 11 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 13 1/2 in
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Köpfe, 2017
3-part work, ceramic and steel shelf
Shelf: 200 x 150 x 50 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 x 19 2/3 in
(1x) 27 x 35 x 37 cm | 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 x 14 1/2 in
(1x) 29 x 35 x 34 cm | 11 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 13 1/2 in
Inquire
Köpfe, 2017
3-part work, ceramic and steel shelf
Shelf: 200 x 150 x 50 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 x 19 2/3 in
(1x) 27 x 35 x 37 cm | 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 x 14 1/2 in
(1x) 29 x 35 x 34 cm | 11 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 13 1/2 in
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Objekte für Hände, 2017
ceramic
5.9 x 11 x 8.5 cm | 2 1/3 x 4 1/3 x 3 1/3 in
Open edition
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Objekte für Hände, 2017
ceramic
6.5 x 8.5 x 7.7 cm | 2 1/2 x 3 1/3 x 3 in
Open edition
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Objekte für Hände, 2017
ceramic
4.4 x 11.3 x 5 cm | 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 in
Open edition
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Behauptung (Das Haus der Schwestern), 2017
Acrylic and mineral red on linen and glass
183 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
Fenster, 2017
acrylic on glass and Alu-Dibond
183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
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Das Bild als Objekt, 2017
2-part work, canvas, acrylic and 3D print
(2x) 50 x 30 cm | 19.6 x 11.8 in
Lektüre und Ablenkung, 2016/2017
126 parts work, pencil, crayon, acrylic, oil and ink on paper
Overall dimensions: 162 x 667 x 2.5 cm | 64 x 262 1/2 x 1 in
Nordwest Passage, 2016/2017
pencil on paper, acrylic on glass
196 x 178 x 4.5 cm | 77 1/4 x 70 x 1 3/4 in
Das Spiel ist aus, 2017
oil and acrylic on canvas
46.5 x 46.5 x 4.5 cm | 18 1/3 x 18 1/3 x 1 3/4 in
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Exhibition Display, 2016
plexiglas
240 x 315 x 315 cm | 94 1/2 x 124 x 124 in
Kermisches Frühwerk (Monster), 2016/2017
2-part work, ceramic and 3D print
Each: 27.5 x 58 x 18.5 | 10.8 x 22.8 x 7.2 in
Each pedestal: 64 x 42 x 80 cm | 25.2 x 16.5 x 31.5 in
Om Lotus, 2017
oil on canvas
36 x 46.5 x 4.5 cm | 14 1/4 x 18 1/3 x 1 3/4 in
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Tanktop, 2017
oil on NIKE DRY-FIT and steel
71 x 46 x 3.5 cm | 28 x 18 x 1 1/3 in
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Pedestal for a Thinker, 2015
plaster
53 x 64 x 73 cm | 20 3/4 x 25 1/4 x 28 3/4 in
Michael Müller
Permafrost, 2016/2017
pencil on paper, acrylic on glass
136 x 272 x 4.5 cm | 53 1/2 x 107 x 1 3/4 in
verloren / Bienengarten, 1984 / 2017
2-part work, ceramic, beeswax, curcuma, steel shelf
58 x 25 x 28.5 cm | 22 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 11 1/4 in
Shelf: 200 x 150 x 50 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 x 19 2/3 in
Keramisches Frühwerk (Deutung), 1984/2017
ceramic
29 x 34 x 19 cm | 11 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
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Rekonstruktion (Keramisches Frühwerk), 1984/2017
ceramic
31 x 15 x 23.5 cm | 12 1/4 x 6 x 9 1/4 in
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nicht zu aufregend, 2017
acrylic on glass
183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
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Geist, 2017
ceramic
43 x 27 x 35 cm | 17 x 10 2/3 x 13 3/4 in
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Pauca sed matura, 2017
acrylic on glass and Alu-Dibond
183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
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Authentisch sein, 2017
acrylic on glass
183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
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1987 (Bildverlust 22,2 %), 2017
acrylic on linen and glass
183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
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Verspätetes Frühwerk (ohne Bildverlust), 2017
acrylic on linen
183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
T-Träger, 2017
ceramic
41 x 33 x 30 cm | 16 1/4 x 13 x 11 3/4 in
Duet, 2017
ceramic, steel and plastic
19.5 x 171.7 x 40 cm | 7 2/3 x 67 2/3 x 15 3/4 in
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  • Artist Profile
  • Works in Exhibition
  • Galerie Thomas Schulte presents from April 29 to June 24, 2017 two parallel exhibitions Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht! and Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten by Michael Müller. The two exhibitions constitute the finale of a four year cycle Eighteen Exhibitions, which started in April 2013 and which in the end will consist of overall 33 exhibitions and 4 performances.

     

    In its recent iteration, the comprehensive solo exhibition Skits – 13 Exhibitions in 9 Rooms at the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden from November 2016 to February 2017, the cycle was summarised and continued. Now Teil 18. Die Welt gibt es nicht! and Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten with due expenditure bring the cycle to an end – an exceptional and exuberant (perhaps programmatically preliminary) oeuvre. The cycle follows a certain order and chronology, in which various themes are approached almost scientifically and translated artistically. With these final exhibitions, the artist‘s attention is directed to the significant qualities of his own work. Between the works presented, clusters are formed, which can be regarded as pillars of the artist’s work. Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten is probably Michael Müller‘s most personal exhibition. During the final act, the artist reconsiders the essential questions in which the drawings, the idea of the window and the principle of the map play an important role.

     

    The exhibition title Teil 33. Nachlass zu Lebzeiten is a reference to the title of a novel by Robert Musil whose Man Without Qualities stood at the beginning of Michael Müller’s cycle as a central point of reference. (Ulrich, the Man Without Qualities, decides to take one year leave from his life in order to find an occupation adequate for his skills.) The two parallel exhibitions bring together a multitude of heterogeneous works including Die Anderen, a series of formally diverse plaster sculptures resembling heads, and a series of drawings inspired by the act of reading Jacques Derrida’s Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question – and finally several works, which at the very end of the cycle reach back to the very beginning: to the artist’s earliest works.

    Works in Exhibition

    Köpfe, 2017
    3-part work, ceramic and steel shelf
    Shelf: 200 x 150 x 50 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 x 19 2/3 in
    (1x) 27 x 35 x 37 cm | 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 x 14 1/2 in
    (1x) 29 x 35 x 34 cm | 11 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 13 1/2 in
    Inquire
    Köpfe, 2017
    3-part work, ceramic and steel shelf
    Shelf: 200 x 150 x 50 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 x 19 2/3 in
    (1x) 27 x 35 x 37 cm | 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 x 14 1/2 in
    (1x) 29 x 35 x 34 cm | 11 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 13 1/2 in
    Inquire
    Köpfe, 2017
    3-part work, ceramic and steel shelf
    Shelf: 200 x 150 x 50 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 x 19 2/3 in
    (1x) 27 x 35 x 37 cm | 10 5/8 x 13 7/8 x 14 1/2 in
    (1x) 29 x 35 x 34 cm | 11 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 13 1/2 in
    Inquire
    Objekte für Hände, 2017
    ceramic
    5.9 x 11 x 8.5 cm | 2 1/3 x 4 1/3 x 3 1/3 in
    Open edition
    Inquire
    Objekte für Hände, 2017
    ceramic
    6.5 x 8.5 x 7.7 cm | 2 1/2 x 3 1/3 x 3 in
    Open edition
    Inquire
    Objekte für Hände, 2017
    ceramic
    4.4 x 11.3 x 5 cm | 1 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 in
    Open edition
    Inquire
    Behauptung (Das Haus der Schwestern), 2017
    Acrylic and mineral red on linen and glass
    183 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    Fenster, 2017
    acrylic on glass and Alu-Dibond
    183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    Inquire
    Das Bild als Objekt, 2017
    2-part work, canvas, acrylic and 3D print
    (2x) 50 x 30 cm | 19.6 x 11.8 in
    Lektüre und Ablenkung, 2016/2017
    126 parts work, pencil, crayon, acrylic, oil and ink on paper
    Overall dimensions: 162 x 667 x 2.5 cm | 64 x 262 1/2 x 1 in
    Nordwest Passage, 2016/2017
    pencil on paper, acrylic on glass
    196 x 178 x 4.5 cm | 77 1/4 x 70 x 1 3/4 in
    Das Spiel ist aus, 2017
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    46.5 x 46.5 x 4.5 cm | 18 1/3 x 18 1/3 x 1 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Exhibition Display, 2016
    plexiglas
    240 x 315 x 315 cm | 94 1/2 x 124 x 124 in
    Kermisches Frühwerk (Monster), 2016/2017
    2-part work, ceramic and 3D print
    Each: 27.5 x 58 x 18.5 | 10.8 x 22.8 x 7.2 in
    Each pedestal: 64 x 42 x 80 cm | 25.2 x 16.5 x 31.5 in
    Om Lotus, 2017
    oil on canvas
    36 x 46.5 x 4.5 cm | 14 1/4 x 18 1/3 x 1 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Tanktop, 2017
    oil on NIKE DRY-FIT and steel
    71 x 46 x 3.5 cm | 28 x 18 x 1 1/3 in
    Inquire
    Pedestal for a Thinker, 2015
    plaster
    53 x 64 x 73 cm | 20 3/4 x 25 1/4 x 28 3/4 in
    Michael Müller
    Permafrost, 2016/2017
    pencil on paper, acrylic on glass
    136 x 272 x 4.5 cm | 53 1/2 x 107 x 1 3/4 in
    verloren / Bienengarten, 1984 / 2017
    2-part work, ceramic, beeswax, curcuma, steel shelf
    58 x 25 x 28.5 cm | 22 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 11 1/4 in
    Shelf: 200 x 150 x 50 cm | 78 3/4 x 59 x 19 2/3 in
    Keramisches Frühwerk (Deutung), 1984/2017
    ceramic
    29 x 34 x 19 cm | 11 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 7 1/2 in
    Inquire
    Rekonstruktion (Keramisches Frühwerk), 1984/2017
    ceramic
    31 x 15 x 23.5 cm | 12 1/4 x 6 x 9 1/4 in
    Inquire
    nicht zu aufregend, 2017
    acrylic on glass
    183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    Inquire
    Geist, 2017
    ceramic
    43 x 27 x 35 cm | 17 x 10 2/3 x 13 3/4 in
    Inquire
    Pauca sed matura, 2017
    acrylic on glass and Alu-Dibond
    183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    Inquire
    Authentisch sein, 2017
    acrylic on glass
    183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    Inquire
    1987 (Bildverlust 22,2 %), 2017
    acrylic on linen and glass
    183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    Inquire
    Verspätetes Frühwerk (ohne Bildverlust), 2017
    acrylic on linen
    183.5 x 143.5 x 5.5 cm | 72 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 2 1/4 in
    T-Träger, 2017
    ceramic
    41 x 33 x 30 cm | 16 1/4 x 13 x 11 3/4 in
    Duet, 2017
    ceramic, steel and plastic
    19.5 x 171.7 x 40 cm | 7 2/3 x 67 2/3 x 15 3/4 in
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