Opening 26 November 2010 at 7 pm
Exhibition from 27 November 2010 to 23 January 2011

After studying at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Schmidt-Hansen started his career with understated humour, exhibiting almost invisible objects in Stuttgart, Amsterdam and Berlin. One of these early series was themed around a non-existent ISO standard based on the heights at which works of art are hung.

When entering the gallery of the Heidelberger Kunstverein the visitor is facing a constellation of objects that might seem incoherent on the first sight. There is a pile of paper with the final draft of the exhibition and multiple other, not finalized options beneath in one corner. Three glass cubes stand on the floor and one sees eight pages with short despcriptions of objects. All these pieces are not meant to symbolize great and important statements but rather try to find out in a very modest and silent way how objects become pieces, how materials like glass and wood turn into art through meaning. And if so, explore the questions where this meaning comes from? Lasse Schmidt Hansen tries to answer these questions with his simple constellations and despite his reservation has been presented in many important exhibitions such as the Biennale for contemporary art in Athens (2009), the Daimler Contemporary Collection in Berlin (2009 and 2010) and the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2007).

The exhibition will be presented on the gallery (first floor).


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Link images exhibition and works

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Download exhibition labels in English (pdf)


Fr 26.11.2010 | 19.00 | Opening. Greetings: Dr. Manfred Stolzenburg. Introduction: Johan Holten

Sun 05.12.2010 | 15.00 | tour of the exhibition

Tue 07.12.2010 | 19.00 | All the President's Men;, a film by
Alan J. Pakula, USA, 133 min

Sun 19.12.2010 | 15.00 | tour of the exhibition with Johan Holten

Wed 29.12.2010 | 15.00 | tour of the exhibition

Sun 09.01.2011 | 15.00 | tour of the exhibition

Sun 23.01.2011 | 15.00 | tour of the exhibition with Johan Holten

Lasse Schmidt Hansen


Lasse Schmidt Hansen


Lasse Schmidt Hansen


Lasse Schmidt Hansen


Lasse Schmidt Hansen


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