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Watchlist Artist: Nora Schultz

Nora Schultz’s site-­‐specific installation, parrottree-­‐building for bigger than real, is now on view at the Renaissance Society and will be through February 23, 2014. This exhibition is the first curated for the Society by new Executive Director and Chief Curator Solveig Øvstebø and the first institutional exhibition in the United States by Schultz.

Assimilation to environment defines Schultz’s artworks from their genesis. The artist sources the materials she works with by scavenging around the site of exhibition. In this case, she manipulates found objects pulled from, among other places, the hardware store, the Renaissance Society basement storage, and a newspaper read during installation. She frees these "things" by disassociation, estranging them, removing them from their context so they can become: forms, colors, lines, themselves. The installation transforms these objects once again; in the gallery, her works layer themselves and each other, fully taking advantage of three dimensions, constantly redefining their parts in relation to one another.

(text source: Renaissance Society)

More on Nora Schultz (b. 1975, Frankfurt / Main, Germany)

Born in Frankfurt/Main in 1975, Nora Schultz graduated from the art academy in Frankfurt, Städelschule. In 2005, she took part in the MFA program at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She currently lives and works in Berlin. In recent years, Schultz has had solo exhibitions at Portikus, Frankfurt; Bloomberg Space, London; Fondazione Giuliani, Rome and Koelnischer Kunstverein. She has also been included in many group exhibitions, most recently at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Kunsthaus, Bergenz; Kunsthalle, Zurich; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; and Kunstverein Braunschweig. In 2014, Schultz will have a one-year residency in New York City from Hessische Kulturstiftung.

(text source: Renaissance Society)

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(All Images: Nora Schultz, parrottree-building for bigger than real, installation view, 2014; © Photo: Tom van Eynde / Courtesy The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 1/25/14

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