Kunstverein Langenhagen

Silke Schatz

09 Sep - 11 Nov 2012

International group exhibition at several venues in Langenhagen
9 September - 11 November 2012

Arno Auer, Rolf Bier, Erik Blinderman & Lisa Rave, Oliver Bulas, Jeremy Deller, Christoph Faulhaber, Christoph Girardet, Séverine Hubard, Heike Kabisch, Ines Lechleitner, Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner, Frauke Materlik, Sebastian Neubauer, Inka Nowoitnick, Yelena Popova, Simona Pries, Judith Raum, Claus Richter, Patrick Rieve, Silke Schatz, Julia Schmid, Dagmar Schmidt, Jochen Schmith, Maya Schweizer, Kateřina Šedá, Özlem Sulak, Sofie Thorsen, Katarina Zdjelar & als Nachspiel der Kunstverein St. Pauli

Together we would like to do a tour to some chosen venues and would like you to bring your bicycles for this. Alternatively we will be offering a bus service.

The artist Silke Schatz (*1967), based in Cologne dedicates her work to special places and their history and creates her own form of artistic archaeology. Next to biographical elements and (cultural) historical sources, the examination of reminiscence work as well as literature are important parts in a variety of her projects. Schatz’s interest for territorial arrangements influences her works. Drawings and models quote architectural presentations and are combined with very colourful spray pictures. Silke Schatz confronts and connects different perspectives, time levels and associations to create more dimensional spatial constructions.

In her solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Langenhagen Silke Schatz examined the local park, Eichenpark. Today Langenhagen’s Mental Hospital is located there. It was founded in 1862 and developed into a fenced and tabooed place and existed as such until the 1980’s. There are still historical traces to be found but these traces do not give any insight into its history.

Tags: Arno Auer, Jeremy Deller, Christoph Girardet, Heike Kabisch, Yelena Popova, Claus Richter, Silke Schatz, Jochen Schmith, Maya Schweizer, Katerina Sedá, Sofie Thorsen, Yelena, Katarina Zdjelar