Last update: 19th May 2016
Photo: Gregor Schneider: Kunstakademie Düsseldorf 2018
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One hour before each class meeting is reserved for all class applicants.
Every applicant has to give a copy of his student ID. At the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf registered students have got the first priority.


During the semester, class meetings take place in room 003 every monday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
For excursions the class meeting in room 003 can not take place.

Kunst ist nicht lehrbar. Es gibt keine Regeln für die Kunst;
sie entsteht aus dem Menschen, der Mensch und Welt erlebt
und dies Erleben mit bildnerischen Mitteln niederschreibt.

Norbert Kricke

EXCURSION: Klasse Schneider - Basel

EXCURSION: Guided tour with Frank Boehm, Museum Insel Hombroich

TALK: Myth Foksal with Katarzyna Krysiak

EXCURSION: Klasse Schneider - La Biennale di Venezia 2017

EXHIBITION & PARTY: Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf

TALK: Gregor Schneider, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn

WORKSHOP & TALK: Britta Peters and Marianne Wagner

Ralf Berger

TALK: Ralf Berger

Ralf Berger

TALK: Jorge Fernández Torres

Jorge Fernández Torre

TALK: It’s all Rheydt - Debut presentation of the video work and artist talk with Gregor Schneider, Kai 10, Düsseldorf, Germany

Kolkata 2011, bamboos, wood, ropes, straw, clay, polystyrene, color (23x12,2x30m (LxWxH)), Kolkata, India 01.10.2011 - 08.10.2011
© Gregor Schneider / Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan / Germany and India 2011-2012 Infinite Opportunities / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn



Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 7 p.m.

Every autumn in Kolkata in West Bengal, the Durga Purja Festival, one of the largest Indian festivals, takes place to honour the goddess, Durga. Over a period of ten days traditional altars and stages are erected.

In 2011, with financial support from the local Goethe Institute, Gregor Schneider created an unusual temple structure with statues of the goddess, which was included in the festive rituals. The model for his structure was a section of the street, and the cellar of his famous Haus u r in Mönchengladbach-Reydt.

The section of the street, constructed in bamboo, wood and loam, was reproduced at an angle of 90 degrees, and projected 30 metres skywards. Four million pilgrims streamed through a hole in the street into the similarly tilted cellar in which religious ceremonies were consummated. The high point of the festival was a procession through the city during which the statues of the goddess and parts of the street and cellar were symbolically taken leave of in the river. The day after, Schneider pulled all the materials out of the water. These were to be brought to the Karlskirche in Kassel at the invitation of the evangelical regional church in Kurhessen-Waldeck during the documenta d(13), where a religious ceremony was to be celebrated. This plan was blocked by documenta d(13), who only allowed their own projects to take place in public city spaces during this time.

The documentary film, It’s all Rheydt, will be presented for the first time. The stir-provoking video and Schneider’s works in the exhibition will be discussed by Gregor Schneider and Ludwig Seyfarth.


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TALK: It’s all Rheydt - Debut presentation of the video work and artist talk with Gregor Schneider, Kai 10, Düsseldorf, Germany

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TALK: Gregor Schneider Münster Lectures 2016, Kunstakademie Münster, Münster, Germany

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"Wen juckt Zensur heute noch?" fällt auf Wunsch des Künstlers aus "weil es eh keinen juckt" / "Who cares about censorship?" does not take place due to the artists "because no one cares."

u r 10, (with inventory) KAFFEEZIMMER "Wir sitzen, trinken Kaffee und schauen einfach aus dem Fenster"
Rheydt 1993, rotating room within a room, plaster boards and chipboards on a wooden construction with posts and wheels, 1 engine, 2 doors, 1 window, 1 lamp, 1 cupboard, grey wooden floor, white walls and ceiling, detached, ca. 35 - 105 cm distance to the outer room, window looking south (246 x 289 x 234 cm (L x W x H), S 1,8 - 35cm), HAUS u r, Rheydt, Germany 1985 - today
© Gregor Schneider / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

Dienstag, 10. Mai 2016, 18 Uhr

Gregor Schneider


Vorhandene Räume (meist bewohnbare Innenräume) baut Schneider in Form, Funktion und Aussehen im Maßstab 1:1 nach. Zusätzlich werden diese Räume fotografiert und gefilmt. Die dargestellten Räume haben häufig einen persönlichen Bezug zum Künstler, die gleichwohl gesellschaftlich relevante Bezüge aufzeigen können.

Seine gebauten Räume und Projekte haben für viel Aufsehen und Diskussionen gesorgt, etwa sein »Haus u r 1985 - heute« (dafür wurde er im Jahre 2001 mit dem Goldenen Löwen der Biennale in Venedig ausgezeichnet), das Projekt »Cube« oder der »Sterberaum«. Seit Anfang der 1990er Jahre arbeitete er mit Räumen in Galerien und Museen.
Gregor Schneider beschrieb 1996 seine Arbeitsweise wie folgt: „es ist als wandere man durch die Schichtungen und Schalungen des eigenen Hirns und gehe dort den Mechanismen der Wahrnehmung und des Wissens nach“.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Gregor Schneider

Double life

Schneider reconstructs existing rooms (usually habitable rooms) in form, function and appearance at a 1:1 scale. Additionally, these rooms are photographed and filmed. The depicted rooms often bear a personal relationship to the artist, and yet they can also show socially relevant references.

His built spaces and projects have attracted much attention and provoked controversy, such as his Haus u r (for which he received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2001), the project Cube, and The Dying Room. Since the early 1990s he has worked with spaces in galleries and museums.

Gregor Schneider describes in 1996 his working methods as follows: “It is as if one were to wander through the layers and undulations of one’s own brain in pursuit of the mechanisms of perception and knowledge”.

Wen juckt Zensur heute noch? / Who cares about censorship today?

(graphic elaboration) CUBE BERLIN
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
© Gregor Schneider / VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

Dienstag, 10. Mai 2016, 18 Uhr

Gregor Schneider

Wen juckt Zensur heute noch?

Vom CUBE vor dem Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin über TOTLAST im Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg bis zu IT'S ALL RHEYDT in der Karlskirche zur Documenta in Kassel.

Der Künstler Gregor Schneider berichtet aus seiner eigenen Praxis
Seinen privat initiierten künstlerischen Vorhaben stellt er Arbeiten im öffentlichen institutionellen Ausstellungsbetrieb gegenüber.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Gregor Schneider

Who cares censorship today?

From CUBE (Hamburger Bahnhof / Berlin) via TOTLAST (Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg) to IT’S ALL RHEYDT (during Documenta at Karlskirche / Kassel).

Artist Gregor Schneider reports from his own experience.
He contrasts his privately initiated artistic projects with works within the public, institutional exhibition system.

TALK: Ludwig Seyfarth: short lecture about the filmic work of Gregor Schneider, Kai 10, Düsseldorf, Germany

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Professor Gregor Schneider
Klasse für Bildhauerei
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Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
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