October 14, 2004 - Artangel - Die Familie Schneider in London
October 14, 2004

Die Familie Schneider in London

Die Familie Schneider in London
From 2 October 2004

Commissioned and produced by Artangel


From 2nd October 2004, Die Familie Schneider will take up residence in neighbouring identical houses in London’s East End.

German artist Gregor Schneider is internationally renowned for his unnerving presentation of normality. Schneider’s medium is the room – kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom – and cellar. In his work the domestic environment becomes the site of an unrelenting existential confrontation.

Up until now, Schneider has mainly focused on Dead House ur, the 20-year ongoing transformation of his parents’ former home in Rheydt, Germany. Dead House ur was recently reconstructed in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2001 when Schneider was awarded the Golden Lion for Sculpture.

For his first major project in the UK, Die Familie Schneider renews Schneider’s obsession with repression, reproduction and repetition in a very ordinary London street.
Visitors will be admitted to Die Familie Schneider by appointment only.
Telephone booking on 07981 578754 / 5
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 7pm
For further information please see www.artangel.org.uk

Commissioned and produced by Artangel in association with Kunststiftung Nordrhein-Westphalia and with the support of The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, The Henry Moore Foundation, The Moose Foundation for the Arts, IFA, The Goethe-Institut and the Company of Angels.

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