Thomas Schulte

Matt Mullican: New Edinburgh Encyclopedia, 1825

27 Apr - 15 Jun 2024

Matt Mullican. Mapping the World – 50 Years of Work, Installation view, Kunsthalle St. Annen, Lübeck, Germany, 2022, Photo: Fred Dott, Courtesy of Matt Mullican and Posselt Foundation, Lübeck
Galerie Thomas Schulte is pleased to present a solo exhibition of installations and editions by Matt Mullican on the occasion of this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin. In rows of assembled images and objects in metal, paper and glass, "New Edinburgh Encyclopedia, 1825" foregrounds the artist’s long-established encyclopedic approach and engagement with systems of knowledge, order and representation. While the works on view – produced in the 1990s – draw on an encyclopedia dating back nearly 200 years, they nonetheless point to the ways we attempt to categorize, contain, and understand the world in our current internet age.