The SCHIRN is temporarily closed from 14 March until 19 April as a precau­tion

RICHARD JACKSON UNEXPECTED UNEXPLAINED UNACCEPTED

6 FEBRUARY 2020 – 3 MAY 2020

More than any other artist of his time, Richard Jackson has focused his attention on the radical expansion of painting. The American artist pushes the formal boundaries of the picturesque and creates situations, which link the application of the paint through the use of machines to its processual aspect. For the first time, the SCHIRN is assembling five of his altogether twelve characteristic Rooms―room installations based on the principle of automated painting. Some of them are walk-in installations, while others can be viewed only through windows or peepholes.

Jackson combines critical commentaries on painting with social contexts, pairing them with provocative wit and ambiguities, as well as references to iconic works by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. Inside the rooms, comic-like figures, animals, or objects become the protagonists in a unique process―air compressors and pumps cause rich colors to flow through tubes and funnels, through ears, mouths, and other body orifices and spread them across the floor, walls, furnishings, and the protagonists themselves. The thematic rooms document a painting process which is detached from the artist and expands into the spatial. Visitors become the investigators of the previous spectacular painting act and voyeurs of bizarre scenarios.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

ONLINE TICKETS

Online tickets you have already purchased for the FANTASTSICHE FRAUEN (until May 24) and RICHARD JACKSON (until May 3) exhibitions remain valid for the entire duration of the shows. You can cancel your online tickets for both exhibitions if you can only visit the SCHIRN during the temporary closure period. To this end, please send us in writing to marketing@schirn.de the email address you used to purchase the ticket, the transaction number and your bank details. Advance sales for the coming exhibitions on MAGNETIC NORTH and CHAGALL continue as normal.

BOOKED GUIDED TOURS

We will contact you as soon as possible personally as regards the guided tour you have already booked for the FANTASTISCHE FRAUEN and RICHARD JACKSON exhibitions should these be affected by the temporary closure of the SCHIRN. If you have any questions relating to your planned guided tour please simply contact fuehrungen@schirn.de. We would like to thank you for your understanding that given the countless emails we are receiving there may at present be a delay in responding to your enquiry.

CONTACT

Should you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact marketing@schirn.de. . We would like to thank you for your understanding that given the countless emails we are receiving there may at present be a delay in responding to your enquiry.

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