New Works by Mike Bouchet at Schirn Kunsthalle


FRANKFURT.- Since the early 1990s, US artist Mike Bouchet, a resident of Frankfurt since 2004, has been questioning social processes and structures in his work in a variety of forms including paintings, sculptures, installations, actions, performances, and videos. His artistic practice focuses on social and political issues such as ownership, consumerism, capitalism, and sex, yet also explores his own role as an artist. After Mike Bouchet’s participation in the 53rd Biennale di Venezia (2009), the Schirn is the first institution in Germany to present new works by the artist in a solo exhibition from July 1 to September 12, 2010. The show centers around the work “Sir Walter Scott,” a group of 15 sculptures based on the “Watershed” project realized by Bouchet in the harbor basin of the Arsenale in Venice on the occasion of the Biennale. Also including a number of further sculptures, paintings, dra