Thomas Schütte

Staatliche Kunsthalle
Lichtentaler Allee 8A
March 10–April 30, 2006

Curated by Matthias Winzen

This retrospective of 250 works on paper by Thomas Schütte offers a rare opportunity to examine the thought process behind his characteristically deliberate sculptural work of the past three decades. Documenting passing ideas and formal conundrums, these drawings attest to the development of radically different bodies of work, including watercolor series, diaristic sketches, portraits and self-portraits, and to early struggles with the two-dimensional representation of space arising from Schütte’s work with stage design and architectural models. The catalogue, with essays by Winzen, Barbara Wagner, and Melitta Kliege and texts by the artist, is complemented by an online catalogue raisonné of the works on paper.

Travels to the De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, May 20–Sept. 10; Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Oct. 20, 2006–Jan. 21, 2007.