Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator of South Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
|Medium||Pencil on pink paper|
|Dimensions||Diptych, 29.7 x 21 cm each|
|Bidding Open||Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am|
|Bidding Ended||Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm|
Michael Müller (b.1970 Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. Studied sculpture with Magdalena Jetelová at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. He has taught at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2015. Müller's work develops out of existing historical narratives, methods and norms: systems which he pushes to their limits by modifying them along fictitious lines. His practice engages with the pictorialization of complex thought processes, whose transformation by various methods constitutes a slow and patient appropriation. Although largely known for his drawings, Müller's approach merges media such as sculpture, installation, painting and drawing with curatorial practice itself. Select solo exhibitions include For All Those Who Trust in Form and Not in Content, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India (2017); SKITS – 13 Exhibitions in 9 Rooms, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2016/17); Who's Speaking?/ Wer spricht?, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany (2015/16); 18 exhibitions (2011- 2017), Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (including: Berührung; Was nennt sich Kunst, was heißt uns wahrsein?, 2015/2014); and Musikstücke und Farben, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai India (2011). Select group exhibitions include Farewell to an Idea, Plattenpalast, Berlin, Germany (2016); ...und eine Welt noch, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany (2016); 10x10, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin, Germany (2015); Fire and Forget. On Violence, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2015); 1/1, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Germany (2015); One place next to another, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2014); L'Art et La Santé, Sanofi France, Paris (2013); How to make – Ideen, Notationen, Materialisierungen, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany (2012); 360° - Landart Biennale, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2012 & 2010); and Dopplereffekt. Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany (2010).