With guile and irony, Andreas Slominski examines our popular ideas of how something should work or look and turns these on their head.
Since the mid-1980s, the artist, who is among other things a Professor at the Hamburg College of Art, has shaped subsequent generations of artists with his sculptures, drawings, pictures and actions.
He poses questions that turn out to be answers and answers that present questions. His “Traps”, for example, which are among his most famous works and are often seen in the institutional context, move between sculpture and functional equipment.
As visitors to the exhibition, one is drawn in by them and confronted with the question as to what they actually are. Andreas Slominski is a “trap setter”, who examines the functioning of art and in doing so shows the other side of things.