Item description for Gregor Schneider: Die Familie Schneider by Gregor Schneider, Andrew O'Hagan & Colm Toibin...
Until recently, Gregor Schneider has focused primarily on Dead House ur, the ongoing 20-year transformation of his parents' former home in Rheydt, Germany, which was reconstructed in the German Pavilion at the 2001 Venice Biennale when Schneider was awarded the Golden Lion for Sculpture. On a smaller scale, on October 2, 2004, Die Familie Schneider took up residence in neighboring identical houses on a very ordinary street in London's East End. This book is Schneider's extension of that work, a document and exploration of his obsession with repression, reproduction and particularly, in this case, repetition in images and text. Schneider is internationally renowned for his unnerving presentation of normality, and his medium is the room--kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom--and the cellar. Under his hand, the domestic environment becomes the site of an unrelenting existential confrontation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.87" Width: 7" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
ISBN 3865212360 ISBN13 9783865212368
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More About Gregor Schneider, Andrew O'Hagan & Colm Toibin
"Gregor Schneider was born in 1969 in Germany and has been exhibiting his work since 1992. Gallery exhibitions of his work have been held throughout Germany and in Tokyo, London, and Warsaw, and museum exhibitions have been mounted at Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Kunsthalle Bern and K nstlerhaus Stuttgart, Portikus Frankfurt am Main, and the MusEe diart moderne de la ville de Paris. Schneider was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2001 Venice Biennale."
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Gregor creates two more DEAD HOUSES Dec 19, 2006
Gregor Schneider is a sculptor who works in the medium of HOUSES. This small and delightful book documents a project he made for ARTANGEL. The project entailed two houses, both exactly the same in design, inhabited by twin sets of actors. You and your accomplice entered the houses one at a time and then entered the second one, only to experience an uncanny twin. Many people have said that the project, and the uncanny nature of the twin houses, was very sinister in its atmosphere, due to little details like dirty mattresses and an overall strange feeling. I don't think this monograph attempts at all to document the project in any detailed or museum-like way. INSTEAD this monograph perfectly creates that same sinister and morbid feeling of seeing something you might not supposed to be seeing. The monograph features a full tour of the twin houses, twin photos on the pages. Indeed, little details and differences stand out when compared. An actor seems thinner than he twin counterpart. Little cracks in the walls are different. But the house does look strange. And the excellent photo tour of the house is accompanied by two small esoteric stories about houses. Overall this is a terrific little artifact from a strange and menacing artist. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.