Summer ’22Esther Schipper July 21 – August 27, 2022 www.estherschipper.comSummer ’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.
Julia Scher, WonderlandMaison Populaire May 25 – July 15, 2022 www.maisonpop.fr
9 bis Rue Dombasle
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.
Julia Scher, Planet GreyhoundKunsthalle Gießen February 18 – May 1, 2022 www.kunsthalle-giessen.de
Esther Schipper at Art Cologne 2021Koelnmesse November 18–21, 2021 www.artcologne.com
Julia Scher – MAMCO, GenevaMAMCO, Geneva October 6, 2021 – January 30, 2022 www.mamco.ch
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.
Spotlight: Julia Scher
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.
"The Challenge: We are in this together" – Esther Schipper for The New Institute
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.
Artist Talk with Julia ScherFreie Universitat, Berlin January 30 2019, 6 – 8pm www.fu-berlin.de
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)