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What You Buy Is Your Problem, 1990-2004


Dierk Schmidt, What You Buy Is Your Problem, 1999 - 2004, Mixed media, dimensions variable | dimensions variable
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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.

Schmidt´s work has been displayd in major solo and group exhibitions such as Kolonnen (KOW Berlin 2020), Guilts and Debts (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte reina, Sofia 2018) and Under Construction (Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Berlin 2022), Painting and geopolitics (Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid 2021), COMMUNICATING VESSELS (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid 2021).

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