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Galerie Michael Schultz

Galerie Michael Schultz

Private Gallery
Venice Biennial 2011
  Dear friends of our gallery,

The opening week of the Venice Biennial is over now, and has passed with a lot of party and celebration. Always exciting, that state of Venice in the first days of opening.

The artworld meets every two years in the lagoon town and one can't deny the positive feeling that more and more art lovers are participating in these festivities.

For the Biennale show "Personal Structures", having opened near the Rialto Bridge in Palazzo Bembo, the art world had quite a gathering as well.

Common opinion regarding this exhibition featuring our artists SEO, Maik Wolf, Ma Jun and Zou Cao is: the most exciting and most consolidated show on view at this moment in Venice.

An especially strong compliment applies to SEO's showroom, unraveling the Chaos of her personal cosmos with her spacial installation impressively. Equally impressive is Zou Cao's room where in an installation of ceramic, mirror, and light the perpetual omnipotence of Mao Zedong is addressed ironically. Maik Wolf, participating with a large format oil painting from his Cluster series, contributes at the highest stage to the concept of the exhibition with his illusory architectural worlds. Also the Chinese Neo-Pop installation of our Beijing based artist Ma Jun in the palazzo's entrance area is really remarkable.

Finally, SEO's other appearance in the exhibition "Future Pass" is impressive as well: prominently between Fang Lijun and Takashi Murakami in the show's main room, one of her earlier works from the Rice Field series is presented.

We can all be highly satisfied with the first appearance of our Biennial participants, and are also very happy about the Golden Lion for Christoph Schlingensief's revelation of his agony in the German pavilion.

Warmest regards

Michael Schultz Gallery
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