Gregor Schneider "Toter Raum, Tokio 2010"
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Opening Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Wako Works of Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Gregor Schneider titled Toter Raum, Tokio 2010. For this exhibition, the first in 8 years at Wako Works of Art, Schneider will build a toter raum, “dead room”, within the gallery space. The exhibition will also include sculptures and photographs by the artist.
Since the age of 16, Schneider has been working on the construction of new rooms by adding new walls, windows and rooms within the walls of his own house. This endless pursuit of the “unknown space” has since extended from the confinement of his personal realm to sensitivity towards current political and social agendas: in 2005, the artist attempted to recreate the Ka’ba, the holiest site of Islam, in San Marco Square for the Venice Biennale, and in 2007, he built a prison within the walls of a museum. His recent work involves installing pitch dark rooms in the museum and galleries, which stir usurping feeling of fear towards the unenvisionable
and the unknown, and simultaneously give rise to insuppressible curiosity. Having long dealt with the unknown, the unconscious/subconscious, and the invisible, it is only natural that the artist has taken on the theme of “death” for a room.
From 2010-10-12 To 2010-11-27