24.04. – 16.06.2018


MICHAEL SCHÄFER
WIR UND DIE ANDEREN
US AND THEM

Opening: 20.04.2018, 19 Uhr / 7 pm


Realities clash in Michael Schäfer's images: his montages juxtapose screen shots of videos taken from the net with photographic images shot by the artist.

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2017
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Michael Schäfer
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His series "Invasive Links" depicts people in familiar, everyday situations. However, in the midst of war-torn environments, somewhere in Syria or Iraq, they appear irritatingly out of place. Presented as large-scale photographs on wallpaper, the images leave an immediate impression on the viewer. In an absorbing fashion, they become part of the room.

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Michael Schäfer
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A second work complex ("Night") presents video stills depicting assaults and attacks which took place in Germany. These images are combined with photos of the same locations, returned to normality in the aftermath of the attacks. The works are presented as prints in lightboxes.

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Michael Schäfer
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In his work, Michael Schäfer addresses the increased immediacy of visual reporting on video platforms. The footage presented on these portals has been captured by participants or witnesses of the events. This material reaches us unfiltered, without having been revised or contextualized by an editorial staff. What does it mean when events transmitted through media increasingly permeate and alter our reality? Beyond the assigned role of the viewer or voyeur, what scope of action can we take in regards to these images and their underlying events?

Husarenhof (Bautzen 21.02.2016)
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Nacht
2017
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150 x 100 cm
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Michael Schäfer
Husarenhof (Bautzen 21.02.2016)

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Nacht
2017
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Breitscheidplatz (Berlin, 19.12.2016)
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Nacht
2017
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Michael Schäfer
Breitscheidplatz (Berlin, 19.12.2016)

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WIR UND DIE ANDEREN / US AND THEM

MICHAEL SCHÄFER
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Ohne Titel

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2017
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290 x 208 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
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2016
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Ohne Titel (Selbst)

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2016
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230 x 321 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Breitscheidplatz (Berlin, 19.12.2016)

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Nacht
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Köln (21.12.2016)

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Nacht
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Husarenhof (Bautzen 21.02.2016)

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VORBILDER

MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Es wird nie wieder so sein wie es einmal war

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2007-2009
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121 x 171 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Ich habe keine Ahnung

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2009
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104 x 92 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Müde

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2011
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113 x 85 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Krieg

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2009
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96 x 121 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Fuck You

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2009
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46,5 x 56 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Die Überlegung

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2009
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117 x 92 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Die Vereinbarung

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2009
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106 x 138 cm
138 x 106 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Das Votum

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2009
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107 x 87 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Auch das geht vorbei!

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2010
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111 x 135 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Achtung!

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2009
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105 x 88,5 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Übernommen

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2011
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118 x 95,5 cm
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MICHAEL SCHÄFER
Sorgen

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2009
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82,5 x 64 cm
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