Gregor Schneider’s END

Gregor Schneider's "END" installed at Mönchengladbach Museum in Germany

Gregor Schneider's "END" installed at Abtieberg Museum in Germany

With his project for Germany’s Museum Abteiberg, artist Gregor Scheider literalizes the harrowing experience of seeking enlightenment. Schneider’s known for exposing the shifting psychological (and often disturbing) undercurrents that run through our personal spaces (Haus Ur and Die Familie, I’m talking about you). With END, Schneider takes on a public institution we look to to learn about ourselves. The 2008 piece was a new entrance to the museum: a huge, black, Suprematist square of an opening, followed by 70-meters of absolute darkness, the tunnel tapering to a 1×1 metre opening of light. More images on the artist’s own website.

(Jenny F.)

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