Kunstwissenschaftlern in den Mund geschoben

2002, 2003, Offset print, 80 × 60 cm, stamped, numbered, 3 out of 100 + 10 AP

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Michel Majerus

Michel Majerus (*1967 in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, †2002 Niederanven, Luxembourg) is known for his multilayered approach to different elements of visual culture, combining a variety of techniques to reference and condense imagery with compelling results. His works are influenced by the acceleration of information and consumption cycles since the 1990s, as well as the unlimited availability of images that has accompanied the proliferation of new digital media. Accordingly, his work includes numerous themes and motifs from the world of computers, comics, and advertising, which Majerus combined with references and quotes from art history – for example, from Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, or Joseph Kosuth. Michel Majerus studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart from 1986 to 1992 and subsequently moved to Berlin, where, apart from a one-year stay in Los Angeles in 2001, he lived and worked until his untimely death in 2002. Major exhibitions of his work during his lifetime include at Kölnischer Kunstverein (2000); Venice Biennale (1999), Manifesta, Luxembourg (1998); Kunsthalle Basel (1996). Retrospectives include at KW Institute for Contemporary Art; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; Michel Majerus Estate; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Kunstverein in Hamburg (all 2022); Kunsthalle Bielefeld (2018); Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (2011); Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2006); Kunsthaus Graz; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; Deichtorhallen Hamburg (all 2005).