Eran Schaerf

Zwinger Galerie

Eran Schaerf’s works function by overlapping different modes of production. Schaerf, who was born in Tel Aviv but lives in Brussels and Berlin, is a media artist in the most literal sense of the word. He is concerned with how situations condensed into an abstract symbolic language offer innumerable associative links to the viewer. The essential act of production lies not in the isolation of images but rather in their linkage, if not the sedimentation of their inherent levels of meaning. How else could the veil be simultaneously cast as cultural artifact, feminist insignia, and military camouflage (as in his Recasting catalogue from 1997)?

Under the title “Scenario Data,” this exhibition combines things that hardly seem to belong to the same context. In Scenario Data #34 (continuity, cut, fold), 1999, Schaerf took a photographic image of a carnation-and-lyre motif from a dress by the fashion

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