Public / Political provides an overview of more than thirty years of work by Thomas Schütte. His art is characterised by stylistic variation.
However, a common thread through this heterogeneous collection can be found in his reaction to political events and the presentation of his work in public spaces.
Conversely, the concentration on political and public works of art enables exceptionally diverse pieces to be brought together in a coherent context. Each work, some of which are published here for the first time, is annotated.
Through the documentation of a discussion between Ulrich Loock and the artist comes the added complexity of access to Schütte’s own perspective on his political and public work. Included is an interview with Thomas Schütte by Ulrich Loock.
English and German text.