• Summer ’22

    Esther Schipper July 21 – August 27, 2022 www.estherschipper.com
    Summer ’22
    Summer ’22
    With Sarah Buckner, Ann Veronica Janssens, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Cemile Sahin, Julia Scher, Sun Yitian and Tao Hui
    July 21 – August 27, 2022

    Opening Thursday July 21, 6–9pm
    Special opening hours August 1–14, Wed–Fri 12–6pm

    This summer Esther Schipper is pleased to present Summer '22, an exhibition of works from Sarah Buckner, Ann Veronica Janssens, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Cemile Sahin, Julia Scher, Sun Yitian and Tao Hui.

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  • Julia Scher, Wonderland

    Maison Populaire May 25 – July 15, 2022 www.maisonpop.fr
    Julia Scher, Wonderland
    Exhibition view: Julia Scher, Wonderland, Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Andrea Rossetti.

    Julia Scher

    Maison Populaire
    9 bis Rue Dombasle
    93100 Montreuil
    May 25 – July 15, 2022
    Opening: Tuesday May 24, 6pm–9pm

    Between 1996 and 1997, Julia Scher photographed seven children wearing pink uniforms: Lena, Grace, Andy, Andre, Brandon, Jodi and Zoë. Some of them held up batons or gas masks, others just stared defiantly at the camera. In the following months, Scher enlarged these images and integrated them into an installation which traveled and evolved in time: 1997, Chicago; 1998, New York; 2000, Bordeaux ; 2018–2019, Berlin. Over the years, the principle has remained the same: a child-sized control desk surrounded by distorting mirrors bathed in twilight-colored lights. The recorded voice of the artist warns the audience: “There are live cameras filming you [...] Attention. Your size may change”. This is Wonderland, an upside-down world where children watch over adults downsized in the reflections of mirrors.

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  • Julia Scher, Planet Greyhound

    Kunsthalle Gießen February 18 – May 1, 2022 www.kunsthalle-giessen.de
    Julia Scher, Planet Greyhound

    Julia Scher, Info screen at bus station somewhere near Planet Greyhound, 2022 (still). © the artist


    Entitled Planet GreyhoundJulia Scher's solo exhibition of all new sculptural, video and installation works transforms the space of the Kunsthalle Gießen into a temporary bus station for humanoid and extraterrestrial life forms.


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  • Esther Schipper at Art Cologne 2021

    Koelnmesse November 18–21, 2021 www.artcologne.com
    Esther Schipper at Art Cologne 2021
    Booth view: Esther Schipper, ART COLOGNE, 2021. Photo © Andrea Rossetti


    Booth A5, Hall 11.2
    Messeplatz 1
    50679 Köln / Cologne
    November 18–21, 2021

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  • Julia Scher – MAMCO, Geneva

    MAMCO, Geneva October 6, 2021 – January 30, 2022 www.mamco.ch
    Julia Scher – MAMCO, Geneva

    Julia Scher, Hidden Camera (Architectural Vagina), 1991/2018, JVC camcorder, bracket, organic fronds, (optional: monitor output, archival video footage), dimensions variable, unique in a series of three variations. MAMCO Collection, Geneva. Photo © Julien Gremaud


    The work of Julia Scher, which first appeared in the 1980s, is noteworthy for its systematic use of surveillance techniques, particularly CCTV. Scher’s technical background provided her with in-depth knowledge of a range of surveillance systems. She worked at a well-known security firm for a period of time before setting up her own company, Safe and Secure Productions. 


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  • Spotlight: Julia Scher

    Spotlight: Julia Scher

    Photo © Jörg von Bruchhausen


    For our Spotlight this month we present Julia Scher's Security Landscape of the Year, 2002.


    Julia Scher’s Security Landscape of the Year consists of a pink foam board connected to a surveillance camera and a small monitor. The camera is directed at what is happening in front of the artwork and transmits it to the monitor: When standing in front of the work, viewers can watch themselves in the monitor.


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  • "The Challenge: We are in this together" – Esther Schipper for The New Institute

    Photo © Kristian Schuller


    For its December newsletter, titled "The Challenge: We are in this together", The New Institute asked Esther Schipper – among other thinkers and practitioners – to share her insights and analysis on the current global pandemic. For the occasion, Esther Schipper selected artworks by the gallery artists showing that the questions of viruses and pandemics have been among us for a long time.


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  • Artist Talk with Julia Scher

    Freie Universitat, Berlin January 30 2019, 6 – 8pm www.fu-berlin.de
    Artist Talk with Julia Scher

    Photo © Albrecht Fuchs


    On Wednesday January 30, from 6–8pm, Julia Scher will give a talk titled “Databound Vaginal Architectures” at the Freie Universitat, in Hörsaal 1B (Habelschwerdter Allee 45)