Die Teilung der Erde - The Division of the Earth, 2005/2007

Paintings

Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable, exhibition view documenta 12, 2007
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable, exhibition view documenta 12, 2007
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable, exhibition view documenta 12, 2007
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable, exhibition view documenta 12, 2007
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Kasseler Serie / Kassel Series), 2007, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on foil (15 parts), table with accompanying text materials, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
Dierk Schmidt, "Genocide" #3, 2005, Pencil on paper, 32 x 24 cm | 12 2/3 x 9 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Oturupa / Kommandohaus, 2006, Pencil on paper, 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: framed | framed
Dierk Schmidt, Oturupa / Oturupa, 2006, Pencil on paper, 33 x 31 cm | 13 x 12 1/4 in, framed: framed | framed
Dierk Schmidt, Conférence de Berlin Céremonie-Skizze 2, 2006, Pencil on paper, 33 x 31.5 cm | 13 x 12 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 38.6 cm | 15 3/4 x 15 1/4 in
Dierk Schmidt, Oturupa, 2006, Pencil on paper, 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Die Klage der HPRC, Schrittfolge Klage #2, 2006, Pencil on paper 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Die Klage der HPRC, Skizze, 2006, Pencil on paper 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Die Klage der HPRC, Schrittfolge Klage #1, 2006, Pencil on paper 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Article 34/35, Res Nullius et notification, 2006, Pencil on paper, 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Article 34/35, Res Nullius, 2006, Pencil on paper, 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Article 34/35, Occupation et notification (frontière), 2006, Pencil on paper 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Conférence de Berlin, Cérémonie-Skizze 3, 2006, Pencil on paper 31.5 x 24 cm | 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Conférence de Berlin, Cérémonie-Skizze, 2006 Pencil on paper, 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Artikel 34/35, Res Nullus et occupation effective, 2006, Pencil on paper, 33 x 23 cm | 13 x 9 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Article 1/10/13, Liberté de navigation, 2007, Pencil, felt tip pen on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm | 11 2/3 x 8 1/4 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Conférence de Berlin, Traité de protection, 2007, Pencil on paper, 32 x 24 cm | 12 2/3 x 9 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Salzburger Serie / Salzburg Series), 2005, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on canvas, three engravings, table with accompanying text material, dimensions variable | dimensions variable, Salzburger Kunstverein, 2005, exhibition view
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Salzburger Serie / Salzburg Series), 2005, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on canvas, three engravings, table with accompanying text material, dimensions variable | dimensions variable, Salzburger Kunstverein, 2005, exhibition view
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Salzburger Serie / Salzburg Series), 2005, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on canvas, three engravings, table with accompanying text material, dimensions variable | dimensions variable,
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Salzburger Serie / Salzburg Series), 2005, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on canvas, three engravings, table with accompanying text material, dimensions variable | dimensions variable,
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Salzburger Serie / Salzburg Series), 2005, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on canvas, three engravings, table with accompanying text material, dimensions variable | dimensions variable,
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Salzburger Serie / Salzburg Series), 2005, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on canvas, three engravings, table with accompanying text material, dimensions variable | dimensions variable,
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Salzburger Serie / Salzburg Series), 2005, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on canvas, three engravings, table with accompanying text material, dimensions variable | dimensions variable,
Dierk Schmidt, Die Teilung der Erde / The Division of the Earth (Salzburger Serie / Salzburg Series), 2005, Acrylic, silicone on canvas, oil on canvas, three engravings, table with accompanying text material, dimensions variable | dimensions variable,
Dierk Schmidt, Genocide #2, 2005, Pencil on paper, 32 x 24 cm | 12 2/3 x 9 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, (I) Conférence de Berlin, 2005, Pencil on paper, 32 x 24 cm | 12 2/3 x 9 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, (3) „Genocide“, 2005, Pencil on paper, 32 x 24 cm | 12 2/3 x 9 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, (2) „Article 34/35 (Notification/effective Okkupation)“, 2005, Pencil on paper, 32 x 24 cm | 12 2/3 x 9 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in
Dierk Schmidt, (4) „Plainte de la Corporation de Reparation du Peuple des Hereros“, 2005, Pencil on paper, 32 x 24 cm | 12 2/3 x 9 1/2 in, framed: 40.1 x 32 cm | 15 3/4 x 12 2/3 in

Dierk Schmidt

Dierk Schmidt, born in Unna, Germany, in 1965, studied art history and visual arts in Düsseldorf and Amsterdam. He takes on the genre of history painting to investigate politics of representation, critically redescribing the production of the historical past and present. Dierk Schmidt has repeatedly worked on issues of colonial history, on restitution politics, international law, and on abstraction in painting, a main project being “The Division Of The Earth“ for documenta 12 in 2007. His analytical approach makes use of painting’s conceptual methods, self-reflexive on the issue of painting and capable of rationalizing representational gaps.



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