Andreas Slominski, ‘Wieselwippbrettfalle mit Souffleurkasten’, 1986, Outset: Benefit Auction 2017

From the Catalogue:
Andreas Slominski (born 1959) is one of the most remarkable representatives of a new spirit of sculpture and installation art. He made a name for himself with his trap objects beginning in the late 1980s as well as his seemingly absurd performances, whose practical use bore no relation to the effort involved in them. Dirk Luckow, General Director of the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg: ‘In his art, Andreas Slominski combines humor, sarcasm, engagement, absoluteness, and an enjoyment of art. He is a master of aesthetic double strategies.’

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Image rights: Donated by Produzentengalerie Hamburg Photo: Roman März

About Andreas Slominski

With a reputation for eccentricity, wit, and intellect, Andreas Slominski produces concept-driven works that explore daily experience and personal obsession. Slominski established his provocative reputation with a series of humorous interventions—planting a dead tree stump among the lindens of Berlin, staging an art show opening with no art except the artist himself lurking in the hedges, coaxing a giraffe to lick a stamp. His best known works are sculptural installations that transform everyday objects into curious occasions for reflection and interaction, as in his 2005 exhibition of a series of "traps" set for various creatures. For Sperm (2012), he (allegedly) splashed gallery walls and floors with the semen of men and bulls.

German, b. 1959, Meppen, Germany, based in Hamburg, Germany