Tomas Schmit (*1943 in Wipperfürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, †2006 in Berlin) had a major influence on the radical challenge of bourgeois art and the approaches to a new aesthetic within the Fluxus movement of the 1960s and is regarded as one of its pioneers. In his artistic practice, which after the Fluxus actions from 1970 onwards comprises drawings in particular, he explored language, logic, paradox, biology, behavioral research, and perception in a humorous way. Here, he always proceeded from concrete observations. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein offers two drawings with the titles wird unser kitsch sie abschrecken?! (will our kitsch scare them off?!) and ein stückerl wenn man so will für nein gegen die nato (a small piece if you will for a no against nato), both made in 1999. There is also the opportunity to purchase the 17-part series rauschebaum und zeisigkeit (1979-1982), in which Schmit explores questions of time and space.
Exhibitions of Schmit’s works include, among others, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Kunsthalle Lingen and Kunstverein Bremerhaven (2017); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2009); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2006); ZKM, Karlsruhe (2008; 2004); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2007; 2001); Fridericianum, Kassel (2002; 1999); Portikus, Frankfurt/Main (1997); Sprengel Museum, Hanover (1987); Kölnischer Kunstverein (1978).