Artist Collective SCHAUM – Surrogat III, 2016

Monstrously scaled miracle fragrance trees made of cardboard let the observer shrink. The love Germans feel for their forest is old, but this is not a place to relax. Least of all is this work a sacral allegory of hope – despite its overall green appearance. Habits of how we see things and work drift apart. The initial fascination about the aesthetic execution of Surrogate – made of rubbishy alternative materials – loses ground to a rough discomfort. Instead of real plants only cardboard and colour. And the material value is as high as buying an original. A useless and scentless imitation of a mass product which again imitates something completely free of charge: nature. Why all this? What happened to our good old walk in the forest? Of course it is the bitterness that comes with losing values, deeply romantic on one side but still relevant.
Artist Collective SCHAUM (founded in 2009) lives and works in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.






We want to thank everyone who helped to make the 18th venue in Erfurt possible!

18. ZNE! Station ERFURT (Germany)


Duration: 28.7.2019 to 22.9.2019

Pictures from the exhibition in Erfurt here!

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We mourn our friend and benefactor, the artist and philosopher Prince Rudolf zur Lippe, who died on 6 September 2019.

He made thoughts dance and people move.

During the exhibition in Erfurt, which shows works from the cycle "Learning from the Birds" in the church of the Augustinian monastery, he wanted to talk to us about it and how it is linked to Goethe and Alexander von Humboldt.

We will miss him greatly, not only there.

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