Landmarks

HA Schult, Alexander D. Borovsky, Oleg Tepsov, Anatoly Belkin

Marble Time, Saint Petersburg, 1994 HA Schult, Alexander D. Borovsky, Oleg Tepsov,
Anatoly Belkin





We got used to the fact that modern art used less traditional materials, including the most dissimilar objects in the sphere of art – HA Schult is particularly radical. He does not only make real spaces and the products of modern technology his artistic instruments, but, for the last 25 years, he has used the mass media in a way not previously known in the art world and he integrates it into the structure of the artistic creative process.

Like a traditional artist uses brushes, colors and canvas, H A Schult relates to the emotions, expectancy, fears and even superstitions of his mass media audience. In making all of these materials for his actions, he releases a certain displacement.

His actions are not in the least an artistic provocation with the aim of disturbing the artistic peace like “boxing public tastes round the ears” - like it is done by so many artists today – no, HA Schult is “the artistic agent provocateur with moral standards”.

How does he achieve artistic provocation and develop that particular spark that triggers the chain reaction and integrates the mass media and the mass audience within a homogeneous system? I believe that one of the most important instruments of “the maker” H A Schult is the way he plays with different contexts. These contexts produce the raw materials for the artist: in his hands a particular context becomes sculptural, workable and malleable and is made into a new unknown “thing world” like clay in a sculptor’s hand.

The artist works with the different contexts – from local to geological – in 1985 he transported the Brandenburg Gate from Berlin to New York – or from a social to a cultural-historical context. It is not necessary to distinguish or to locate these contexts: the artist understands them as homogeneous material for constant manipulation. It is the clashing of the contexts, their mutual force of attraction and rejection that has the effect of artistic provocation and includes the important quality of an unexpected and paradoxical dissolving of the well-known. In the 1920’s the Russian formalists found the appropriate expression, namely: “alienation”. Alexander D. Borovsky, 1994

The Enemy of Capital, Wladimir I. Lenin, 1917, Marble Palace, Saint Petersburg

The Marble Time, HA Schult, 1994,
Marble Palace, Saint Petersburg,
Collection The State Russian Museum

The Marble Time, HA Schult, 1994,
Collection The State Russian Museum,
Saint Petersburg

Crash, 1977

Crash, 1977documenta 6, New York, Kassel

Crash. A monument for USA by HA Schult

Crash
New York – documenta 6, 1977

Crash. A monument for USA by HA Schult Crash. A monument for USA by HA Schult

Crash. A monument for USA by HA Schult
June 25, 1977, Staten Island, N.Y., Kassel, documenta 6
First Satellite transmission in art, New York – Kassel

Der Krieg, midnight Palace Square, Saint Petersburg, 1994

Der Krieg, 1994
The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, N. Y.
Mauermuseum – Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin

Der Krieg, midnight Palace Square, Saint Petersburg, 1994

Der Krieg, midnight Palace Square, Saint Petersburg, 1994

Der Krieg, 10:00 p. m. Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, 1994

Der Krieg, 10:00 p. m. Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, 1994

Der Krieg, 4:00 p. m. Times Square, New York, N. Y., 1994

New York is Berlin, 1985

New York is Berlin, 1985The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
New York, N. Y.

New York is Berlin, 1985
Angst

New York is Berlin, 1985
Brandenburg Gate

New York is Berlin, 1985, The Gate

Brandenburg Gate
Art People

Satellite Dialogue New York – Berlin
Elke Koska, Father Peter Jacobs, Spencer Adkins, Kevin Mc Cutcheon, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Opera

New York is Berlin, Elke Koska, Thomas M. Messer
3:45 p.m., Exchange Place, New York, N. Y., 1985

New York is Berlin, 9:45 p. m.
Potsdamer Platz, Berlin West, 1985

Satellite Dialogue Berlin – New York
HA Schult, Rainer Hildebrandt, William Pell, Jan Klibonoff,
Mauermuseum –Haus am Checkpoint Charlie,
Deutsche Oper Berlin

New York is Berlin, 1985
Twin Towers, Berlin Wall

New York is Berlin, 1985
Empire State Building, Skyscraper Bus

Factory Sculpture, James Stirling, 1992,
B. Braun Melsungen AG

Altar of Science, HA Schult, 1987
B. Braun Melsungen AG

Melsungen, 2012 Bild Tableau, B. Braun

Factory Sculpture, Michael Wilford, 2010
B. Braun Melsungen AG

Desire Tableau, HA Schult, 2010
B. Braun Melsungen AG

Future inside, HA Schult, 2011
B. Braun Melsungen AG

Future inside, HA Schult, 2011
Real Tableau in cooperation with the apprentices of
B. Braun sharing expertise

B. Braun Melsungen AG
Art People

The Globe, 1996 Severin Bridge, Cologne

The Globe, 1996Severin Bridge, Cologne

The Globe, 1996 Severin Bridge, Cologne

The Globe,
DEVK Cologne, 1997 until now

Das Glück, 1996 Riverside, Duisburg

Das Glück, 1996Riverside, Duisburg

Peace Storage Building, 1998
Harbour Osnabrück, Germany

Peace Storage Building, 1998
Harbour Osnabrück, Germany

Peace Storage Building, 1998
Harbour Osnabrück, Germany

Hotel Europe, 1999 Autobahn Cologne-Bonn

Hotel Europe, 1999Autobahn Cologne-Bonn

LoveLetters Building, 2001 Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

Michael Gorbachiew,
Hotel Europe, 1999
Autobahn Cologne-Bonn

LoveLetters Building, 2001 Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

Hotel Europe, 1999
Autobahn Cologne-Bonn

LoveLetters Building, 2001 Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

LoveLetters Building, 2001Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

LoveLetters Building, 2001 Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

LoveLetters Building, 2001
Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

LoveLetters Building, 2001 Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

LoveLetters Building, 2001
Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

LoveLetters Building, 2001 Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

LoveLetters Building, 2001
Altes Postfuhramt, Berlin-Mitte

Trees for Peace, 2003
Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany

Corona Save the Beach Hotel, 2010
Saint Angelo, Rome

Corona Save the Beach Hotel, 2010
Saint Angelo, Rome

Corona Save the Beach Hotel, 2010
Saint Angelo, Rome

Corona Save the Beach Hotel, 2011
Plaza del Callao, Madrid

Corona Save the Beach Hotel, 2011
Plaza del Callao, Madrid

Corona Beach Garbage Hotel, 2011 Plaza del Callao, Madrid

Corona Save the Beach Hotel, 2011
Plaza del Callao, Madrid

Home-Heimat, 2014 Stadtmuseum, Siegburg

Home-Heimat, 2014
Stadtmuseum, Siegburg

Home-Heimat, 2014 Stadtmuseum, Siegburg

Home-Heimat, 2014
Stadtmuseum, Siegburg

WIR das Tier, 2014 Tollwood, Munich

WIR das Tier, 2014
Tollwood, Munich

WIR das Tier, 2014 Tollwood, Munich

WIR das Tier, 2014
Tollwood, Munich

WIR das Tier, 2014 Tollwood, Munich

WIR das Tier, 2014
Tollwood, Munich

Flying Pink Pig, 2014 Tollwood, Munich

"Flying Pink Pig", 2014
Tollwood, Munich

Dialog, 2015
Karl Marx House Museum, Trier

Ratinger Freiheit, 2015
Düsseldorf

Ratinger Freiheit, 2015
Düsseldorf