Erik Schmidt. The Only Way Is Up
08 Jun 2019 – 20 Jul 2019
carlier | gebauer
Founded in 1991 by Ulrich Gebauer and co-directed with Marie-Blanche Carlier since 1997, the gallery aims to promote international contemporary art. Its program reveals an affinity towards aesthetic and conceptual research which indicates formulations of political awareness in the fields of installation and in the image, through film, photography, painting and drawing.
Rather than following a specific theoretical theme, the gallery offers its artists a platform on which to experiment. This allows for a broad spectrum of sometimes antithetical viewpoints to be displayed. In this sense, each show is conceived with its own criteria, without making reference to previous exhibitions.
The ample exhibition space allows the gallery to show large-scale installations in a museum like setting. This allows for new exhibition ideas to be conceived.
A great number of the artists of the gallery have participated in major biennials and international exhibitions as well as having significant solo exhibitions in major international museums.