Thursday, 22. March 2018, 6 – 9 PM
Schmidt Schmidt Hansen is an ongoing collaboration between Danish artist Lasse Schmidt Hansen (b. 1978 in Albertslund) and Austrian artist Florian Schmidt (b. 1980 in Raabs/Thaya)
Their artistic practice is occupied with basic questions concerning the construction of work and they approach production systematically and conceptually. In their work Schmidt Schmidt Hansen challenge the limitations of the methods by processing materials and ideas beyond a preconceived system or concept. This way, the works are not just/only a physical result of a controlled work process, but also products of more unpredictable manners like circumstance and chance.
Their collaborations are a kind of self-sustaining studio economy where work-material accumulate through ongoing studio activities, to be transformed and reused again in new work. Schmidt Schmidt Hansen are using or including the studio situation directly in their work, both as a frame to work within and a material to work with.
About the artists:
Lasse Schmidt Hansen (b. 1978 in Albertslund, lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin) studied at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main and Funen Art Academy, Odense. Recent exhibitions include Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2018; Christian Andersen Galerie, Copenhagen, 2018 (solo); One and J. Gallery, Seoul, 2017; Galerie Éric Hussenot, Paris, 2016 (solo); Kunsthalle Göppingen, 2016 and Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, 2015 (solo)
Florian Schmidt (b. 1980 in Raabs/Thaya, Austria; lives and works in Berlin) studied at Academy of fine Art, Vienna and Hochschule für bildende Kunst, Hamburg. Recent exhibitions include Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, 2017 (solo); Daniel Marzona, Berlin, 2017 (solo); FOLD, London, 2017; Maison de Heidelberg, Montpellier, 2017; Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, 2015 (solo) and Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Freiburg, 2015 (solo).