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Nora Schultz

German, b. 1975

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Nora Schultz

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German, b. 1975

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Drawing upon, then disrupting, the penchant in her native Germany for classification, Nora Schultz creates site-specific installations through which she investigates how meaning is made. In her words: “[I]n Germany order is really important...everything has an explanation. It is a wordy language which is about terms and not about relations. I am more interested in relations.” Merging archeology, anthropology, and linguistics, she begins by scouring construction sites and shops near her exhibition space, collecting materials like newspapers, rope, and industrial detritus. Fragmented and de-contextualized, these components acquire new associations in her installations, which often include references to the printmaking process and language. By setting an openwork cube next to stacked chair frames in an arrangement that reads simultaneously as an abstract sculpture and a table and chairs, for example, Schultz demonstrates that meaning, like art, is always crafted.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Skulptur Projekte Munster
Biography

Drawing upon, then disrupting, the penchant in her native Germany for classification, Nora Schultz creates site-specific installations through which she investigates how meaning is made. In her words: “[I]n Germany order is really important...everything has an explanation. It is a wordy language which is about terms and not about relations. I am more interested in relations.” Merging archeology, anthropology, and linguistics, she begins by scouring construction sites and shops near her exhibition space, collecting materials like newspapers, rope, and industrial detritus. Fragmented and de-contextualized, these components acquire new associations in her installations, which often include references to the printmaking process and language. By setting an openwork cube next to stacked chair frames in an arrangement that reads simultaneously as an abstract sculpture and a table and chairs, for example, Schultz demonstrates that meaning, like art, is always crafted.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Skulptur Projekte Munster