This catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition
Dirk Skreber. Blood Speed, at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden - Baden, February 9 - April 13, 2008, and at the Museum Franz Gertsh, Burgdorf, July 4 - October 26, 2008
Preface by Karola Grässlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and Anita Shah, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf
"The Man of the House" by Charles Kabold in conversation with Rainer Werner
"Art as Will and Representation. On the Shadows and Abysses of Reality in Dirk Skreber's World of Images" by Fritz Emslander
"Catastrophe in Painting" by Christian Scheideman
"Brooklyn Crash" by Anita Shah
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
© 2008 Museum of Contemporary Art, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
About the artist
Dirk Skreber (b. 1961, Lübeck, Germany)
Dirk Skreber currently lives and works in Berlin. He received a degree in fine arts from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany. Skreber works in various mediums including painting, sculpture, and installation. He uses images of natural disasters and accidents involving deconstructed parts of buildings, trains and cars. These paintings and sculptures often depict an accident that appears to have just taken place.
The artist had a solo show at Petzel Gallery in 2018 and has had numerous other solo exhibitions including: Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul (2015); Milwaukee Art Museum, WI (2013); Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum, Düren, Germany (2012); Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, Netherlands (2009); Museum Dhont-Dhaenens, Gent, Belgium (2009); National Arts Center, Baden-Baden; Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland (2008); Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2007); The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2004); Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE and group exhibitions at: Malborough Contemporary, New York (2017) The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2011); Trienniale der Kleinplastik Fellbach, Germany (2010); Musee d’Art Contemporain de Nimes, France (2005); Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland (2001), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001), among others. In 2000, Dirk Skreber received the “Preis der Freunde der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst” at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. He has works in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt. His work is included in The Saatchi Collection; The Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles); The Collection of the Museum Frieder Burda (Baden-Baden) and many more.