Thomas Schütte: In Medias Res
September 16, 1999 - June 18, 2000
Thomas Schütte's "In Medias Res" is the third installation of this three-part presentation. It concentrates on the motif of the human figure in his recent work. Part I, entitled "Scenewright" (September 24, 1998, through January 24, 1999), focused on issues relating to scenography and theater. Part II "Gloria in Memoria" (February 4, 1999, through June 13, 1999) concentrated on the motif of the human figure in his recent work.
Thomas Schütte was born in Oldenburg, Germany, in 1954. Between 1973 and 1981, he studied fine art at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Fritz Schwegler and Gerhard Richter. Since his first solo shows in 1979, Schütte has exhibited widely in Europe and elsewhere. A large touring exhibition of his work, titled "Thomas Schütte," recently traveled to London, Tilburg, and Oporto. Among many group shows, he participated in documentas 8, 9, and 10 (1987, 1992, and 1997), and the Münster Sculpture Projects in both 1987 and 1997.