CONTRIBUTOR. IN THE PICTURE OF STEFAN SCHRÖDER
STEFAN SCHRÖDER

co-curator: Vigdis Haugtrø
04 - 13 September

PICTURES FROM THE EXHIBITION (ArtScene Trondheim)

Contributor. In the picture of Stefan Schröder is an exhibition that consists of two photo-series, an installation and a sculpture situated in the gallery’s outdoor space. The photo-series show pictures of Stefan in various situations and life-phases. In all of the images, he is engaged in some form of construction project.

Construction, as both an activity and passion, began early in Schröder’s life; at the tender age of twelve he took part in the building of the family house in Dresden. The artist’s father documented the construction of their standard detached house, as seen in the photo-series EW 65.

Construction has always been a major component in Schröder’s output, and runs like a red thread through his work.

Since 2004, Schröder has systematically documented his work as carpenter and construction worker in Contributor. This work has existed parallel to the art, both as a source of income and inspiration. The photographs show numerous building sites and installation work, all of which Stefan has been fully, or partly, responsible for.

This distinctive exhibition is an homage to construction projects, to the art of creation within the practical, to the aesthetics of what is underway and the poetry of hard work.

Stefan Schröder (b. 1966) lives and works in a number of places; in Oslo, in Dresden (where he was born), in Tistedal and in Halden, as part of the artist collective Fabrikk1. Since 2011, Schröder has run Tenthaus Oslo – a nonprofit gallery – alongside E. Moi and H. Eriksen.