Andreas Slominski


Andreas Slominski (b. 1959 in Meppen, living in Werder an der Havel), from 1983 to 1986, studied at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. From 1997 to 2004, he was a professor of painting at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe and, since 2004, he is a professor of sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Internationally, Slominski became renowned for his traps that, susceptibly situated in the exhibition space, expand the concept of sculpture. His conceptual works reflect social, historical and economic correlations and explore social conditions and conventions. The works on paper show signatures by offenders, who committed serious offenses resulting in death and therefore are imprisoned for life. The sober presentation on white paper and in a simple wooden frame is contrasted with the history of the person, which is only conveyed graphologically. Slominski received numerous awards, including the Karl Ströher prize (1991), the Sprengel prize (1995), den Aachen art prize (2004), the Lichtwark prize (2013) as well as the Hannah Höch prize (2013). Most recently his works were shown, among others, at Kunsthalle Bremen (2014); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2013); MOCA Los Angeles (2013); Hamburger Kunsthalle (2012); Kunstmuseum Winterthur (2012); Kunsthalle Zurich (2012); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2011); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main (2011); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (2010).
The works
Paket aus China (Parcel from China), Bett eines Dichters (Bed of a Poet), Versicherungen (Insurances) and Ohne Titel (Untitled) were created for his exhibition Über die Freundschaft (About Friendship) at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (November 30, 2013 - January 26, 2014). The starting point was the person Bertolt Brecht, who, until his death in 1956, lived together with Helene Weigel in the immediate vicinity of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. The works refer to the many-faceted character Brecht and make reference to the manner of his representation in today’s memorial rooms.



Paket aus China
2013, Plastic wrap, alphabet plug-in-system consisting of 26 letters, EVA foam, 31 × 31 × 30 cm, Unique piece, Certificate
12.000 euro member, 12.800 euro non-member