For Gallery Weekend Berlin in September 2020, Berlin-based conceptual artist Michael Müller will present two parallel exhibitions "Anton im Bastrock" and "Bikini on Mars" at Galerie Thomas Schulte. Michael Müller has primiarily been known for his drawings a conceptually comples installations and performances. The new exhibitions will be the first to focus on Müller's painterly oeuvre presenting a number of new series of programmatic painting in which Müller examines the classical approaches, methods and techniques of painting and questions our learned appraoches and expectations of paintings.
The new exhibition will further more be the first with a focus on Müller’s painterly oeuvre, who until now has been known primarily for his conceptually complex, multi layered installations and performances. As part of his show at the gallery, Müller will present two new groups of works, “In front and behind the glass” and “Handicap.” In these, Müller examines the classical approaches, methods and techniques of painting — its formats, materials, presentation and reception — and questions our learned expectations with regard to painting. Both groups of works explore different aspects of the painterly process.
“Painting and people share the fate of being incomprehensible. They are beyond rationality. They are both banal.” - Michael Müller
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