monchengladbach

Gregor Schneider

Museum Abteiberg

Gregor Schneider’s career is notable for a number of reasons. Five years ago, at the tender age of twenty-five, he was given a solo show at a major gallery in Cologne, and only a few years later he had another at the Kunsthalle Bern. Despite Schneider’s early success, his work has received little attention in art publications. One possible reason for this is that his work doesn’t resemble much art that is currently seen in galleries; another is that photographs of his installations tend to be as unspectacular as the work itself. Since he was a teenager, Schneider has been continually rebuilding the spaces inside his home, which is located in Mönchengladbach. Recently, he has also begun producing videos and photos documenting the environments he has created inside the house.

Schneider calls the house Ur, playing on the street name, Unterheydener Strasse, as well as the conventional sense of

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