From March 24th to May 13th 2017, mianki.Gallery will be exhibiting new work by Michael Schuster in the solo exhibition, "Wieder Sehen (seeing again)".
Images emerge, penetrate into consciousness. Images disappear again, seem to be gone. But they’re stored. Images, so many images in our imagination, inner images. A coming and going.
Not just the pictorial recording of our surroundings and our encounters. Also the seeing again after short or longer separations, or absence. The "seeing again" is charged differently in importance and intensity depending on the context. We even come across it in sayings, “You’ll never see that again".
Memory arises in the in-between. The moment, the image, seen from up close, changes in the distance. A constant arising and becoming, but also a vanishing and the image changing with every memory because time and context exert their influence. Each seeing again is therefore also always a new encounter and we cannot escape this process.
The original seeing fades away. There it is again: the transience. It’s hardly there for a moment, and then it’s gone. Or put another, more hopeful, way: Barely is the moment over, than a new moment, follows a new moment. So a seeing again is always something unseen, seeing again is a new seeing. Here’s to perpetual seeing again!
Lichtbild 1968 II, 2015
leaves on paper,
150 x 210 cm
Michael Schuster – Wieder Sehen
Cut Outs: leaves on paper
from March 24th to May 13th 2017
Ausstellungsrundgang mit Künstlergespräch
Samstag, 22. April 2017, 17.00 Uhr
Die Kunsthistorikerin Andrea-Katharina Schraepler, via artis berlin, im Gespräch mit Michael Schuster über Erinnerung und Wieder Sehen.