Laura Schawelka
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Editor(s)

Astrid Ihle, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum

Author(s)

Astrid Ihle, Laura Schawelka, Marianne Derrien, Marina Rüdiger, René Zechlin

Design

Anaïs Horn, FONDAZIONE Europa

Size

21 x 28,5 cm

Pages

120

Illustrations

135

Cover

Softcover

Language(s)

English, German

ISBN

978-3-947563-24-1

Sales Spaces without Merchandise

In her installations, Laura Schawelka (b. 1988, Munich; lives and works in Berlin) makes use of photography, video, and sculpture in a multilayered dialogue. In her latest works, the artist focuses on the role of photography in the development of modern consumer society. What does it mean if goods are only communicated through other goods, such as computers, cell phones, tablets? If this withholding of the genuine object is precisely what prompts the desire for it? The artist creates sales spaces without merchandise, in which images, photographs, and videos have replaced consumer goods of any kind.

Laura Schawelka studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main as a student of Tobias Rehberger master-class. In 2015, she was awarded the Master of Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, and in 2017 she moved to Paris as the recipient of a studio bursary of Hessische Kulturstiftung.

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