13 Sep. – 6 Oct. 2012
Future Gallery is proud to present scheiß e-mails, a two-part solo exhibition by Gregor Schneider. The exhibition features two new bodies of work: a series of new paintings and the first in a series of augmented reality apps.
Schneider’s first ever paintings are an answer to his unrealized projects CUBE and recently It’s All Rheydt in Kassel. Set to open coinciding with dOCUMENTA 13, the exhibition was cancelled by the evangelical state church of Hessen, the initial host of the project, due to increasing pressure from the documenta team. There has been much controversy as to why the project was cancelled. Schneider himself has engaged in public protest against this decision. The correspondence between the documenta team and the church, disclosing amongst other things legal threats and ultimatums made by the documenta team, was handed over to him. Schneider has decided to retreat back into his art and use the very documents that prevented him from actualizing his projects as the material for new works. The e-mails have been transformed into large-scale paintings on canvas. The text of the e-mails has been painted on the canvases in excrement using stencils (Gregor Schneider says it is “curators’ shit”).
“Unsuccessful projects also push you forward.”