Christoph Schäfer | CV | Works | Reviews PlanBude | Urban Planning Project | founded 2014 Bostanorama | Istanbul Biennial 2013 ContainerUni | Friedrichshafen | 2012 Park Fiction | Documenta11 | Kassel | 2002 Revolution Non Stop | Filminstallation | 2000 The City is Our Factory (Book), Christoph Schäfer Stüdyo Mistranslaşion / Stüdyo Yanlış Çeviri / Booty Carrell / Christoph Schäfer / Cappadox 2016 A Cloud On the Mountain that Blocks the Way | Cappadocia Struck | Uchisar Turkey 2015 Bostanorama: Exhibition in Hamburg, Publication by Spector Books, Edwin Scharff Award (English) Bostanorama: Edwin Scharff Preis, Ausstellung, Publikation bei Spector Books curated by_Vienna 2014: Sleeping Producers / Charim Galerie Utopian Pulse: Salon Public Happiness – Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart Utopian Pulse: Salon Public Happiness – Vienna Secession
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Christoph Schäfer | CV | Works | Reviews

Christoph Schäfer lives in Hamburg. Since the early 1990s, the artist has worked on urban everyday life and the production of spaces for and by collective desires. This interest is mirrored in a wide range of work, that often reflects and sometimes intervenes, in unusual drawings, installations and collective projects. His main contributions include the […]

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PlanBude | Urban Planning Project | founded 2014

PlanBude – crack the St.-Pauli-Code Towards an urbanism of, by and for the many: Since October 2014 PlanBude (planning shack) collects ideas, analysis, desires and opinions for a central new building complex in St. Pauli, the ESSO-Häuser-Area (named after a popular petrol station with 24/7 shop) at Spielbudenplatz. In two containers, placed right at the […]

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Bostanorama | Istanbul Biennial 2013

” Schäfer’s drawings depict intriguingly bizarre, parallel social situations gleaned from interviews and other encounters, and aim to reimage an aesthetic of community, markedly different to corporatised artists’ impressions in content and execution.” Tom Snow, Afterall “With this in mind, perhaps the most resonant work of the whole biennial was that of Hamburg artist, Christoph […]

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ContainerUni | Friedrichshafen | 2012

ContainerUni – Ein temporärer Campus der Zeppelin Universität, Christoph Schäfer, Margit Czenki und quartiervier Architekten “Nutze das Provisorium und sorge dafür, dass später alle diesem Zustand nachweinen…“ – mit diesem Slogan starteten die Künstler*innen Margit Czenki und Christoph Schäfer eine beschleunigte Wunschproduktion für einen temporären Campus der Zeppelin Universität. In Kooperation mit dem Architekturbüro quartiervier […]

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Park Fiction | Documenta11 | Kassel | 2002

Park Fiction organises Collective Productions of Desires for a park in Hamburg’s red light district, St.Pauli, since 1995. For more and detailed information in German as well as in English please turn to the website to the project’s website: park-fiction.net A costly building was planned here originally, but the neighborhood stopped the development in 1997. […]

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Revolution Non Stop | Filminstallation | 2000

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The City is Our Factory (Book), Christoph Schäfer

The City is our Factory, by Christoph Schäfer, Leipzig 2010, 306 pages, 28 €, ISBN: 978-3-940064-95-0, Spector Books The City is Our Factory is a visual essay in 158 drawings. In six chapters, the artist Christoph Schäfer develops a rhizomatic history of the urban space: From primordial mud to the “Right to the City” movement […]

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Stüdyo Mistranslaşion / Stüdyo Yanlış Çeviri / Booty Carrell / Christoph Schäfer / Cappadox 2016

  “Back in town, in an empty shop-front near the main square (the festival ‘hub’), German artist Christoph Schäfer and his compatriot DJ Booty Carrell created Stüdyo Mistranslasion. While Carrell span records from his extensive collection of Afrofuturism, Turkofuturism and 1970s Anatolian funk, Schäfer painted the walls with an acid dream of mythical creatures and flying […]

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A Cloud On the Mountain that Blocks the Way | Cappadocia Struck | Uchisar Turkey 2015

A Cloud on the mountain that blocks the way, Shadowplay on Video, ca. 15 Minutes, English, filmed, produced and recorded on site in Uchisar Cappadocia, Voices: Christoph Schäfer, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan Cappadocia Struck / Cappadox 2015 curated by Fulya Erdemci and Kevser Güler “Like the exhibition, the projects of the artists were pointing at a state […]

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Bostanorama: Exhibition in Hamburg, Publication by Spector Books, Edwin Scharff Award (English)

English Deutsch Christoph Schäfer Bostanorama 20 February–21 March 2015 Selekta Studio 1 Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 67 20359 Hamburg Germany   Opening: Thursday Februar 19, 20:00 Award Presentation: Senator for Culture Prof. Barbara Kisseler Laudatory Speech: Fulya Erdemci, Curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial DJ: Jojo, Golden Pudel Klub Hamburg      Dear Mankind! At the instance of […]

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Bostanorama: Edwin Scharff Preis, Ausstellung, Publikation bei Spector Books

deutsch english Eines der meistbesuchten (und getwitterten) Kunstwerke der letzten Istanbul Biennale ist das Bostanorama von Christoph Schäfer. Zeichnend und notierend streifte der Künstler 2013 durch das Istanbul vor und nach den Erschütterungen um occupygezi, um die Besetzung und gewaltsame Räumung des Gezi Parks. Jetzt zeigt der Hamburger den kompletten Zyklus aus Großzeichnungen und Tagebuchseiten […]

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curated by_Vienna 2014: Sleeping Producers / Charim Galerie

Sleeping Producers curated by Matteo Lucchetti curated by_Vienna 2014: The Century of the Bed Lisl Ponger Christoph Schäfer Stephen Willats http://curatedby.at/ Opening: 02.10.2014 Charim Galerie Wien, Dorotheergasse 12, A-1010 Wien   http://www.charimgalerie.at/ Fotos: Nathan Murrell

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Utopian Pulse: Salon Public Happiness – Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom: Salon Public Happiness Ausstellung: 10. – 16. September 2014 Wiener Secession 20. Juni – 16. August 2015 Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart Videoccupy (Istanbul), und Esso Häuser – Filmteam (Irene Bude, Steffen Jörg and Olaf Sobczak), Esso Häuser Nachruf von Megafonchor (Sylvi Kretzschmar, Video by Svenja Baumgardt), Der Investor (Die […]

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Utopian Pulse: Salon Public Happiness – Vienna Secession

Megafonchor Foto Margit Czenki Salon Public Happiness – Bodies, Space and Media in Urban Struggles subcurated by Christoph Schäfer in the frame of Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom curated by Oliver Ressler and Ines Doujak with Videoccupy, ESSO-Häuser Film Team, Megafonchor, PlanBude, plus: Echohäuser & Der Investor by Die Goldenen Zitronen. Videoccupy (Istanbul), […]

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›(Earth Tables) Iftar in Yeniköy‹, Die Zeiten, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, 28.3.-20.4.2014

28. März, 19 h | bis 20. April ›(Earth Tables) Iftar in Yeniköy‹, 2013 eine Zeichnung von Christoph Schäfer Vor ein paar Tagen wies Margit Czenki mich auf eine Passage bei Hannah Arendt hin, die sich in “Macht und Gewalt” auf den Begriff “Public Happiness” bezog, der im 18 Jahrhundert geprägt, und von den amerikanischen […]

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Biennials: Prospect and Perspectives February 27−March 1, 2014 ZKM

International Conference ZKM_Media Theater, Admission free Thurs, Feb 27: 7 p.m.; Fri/Sat, Feb 28/March 1: 9.30 p.m. Language: English → Information auf Deutsch → Program → Live Stream As part of the theoretical foundations of GLOBALE, the ZKM, in cooperation with the ifa [Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations], has organized a large-scale conference with approx. […]

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Kunsthaus Dresden | Lines / Linien | 9.9. – 3.11.2013

Lines / Linien 19+ Thesen zur Zeichnung im Raum Ausstellung Jakob Flohe, Karolina Freino, William Kentridge, Magda Korsinsky, Till Krause, Jozef Legrand, Cinthia Marcelle, Irene Pätzug, Valentin Hertweck, Christoph Rodde, Juliane Schmidt, Christoph Schäfer, Marcel Tarelkin, Susan Turcot Schöne Fotoreportage gibt es von Peter Zimolong auf der Webseite von Cynal.

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Going Public (Istanbul Cook Book)

Can you imagine another country, where people eat together as a form of protest? The Lady next to me smiles while we indulge in shared food in a public Iftar in Yeniköy Park. More than three hundred people have gathered, an hour away from Istanbul centre by metro and minibus. More than half of the […]

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F.A.Z.: Der Raum, in dem Protest möglich wird 23.07.2013

Gerade im Zusammenhang mit den aktuellen Entwicklungen in der Türkei ist diese Arbeit eine grundlegende Erinnerung daran, dass der urbane Raum durch öffentliche Besetzung durch die Bürger – und auch durch Künstler – mitgestaltet werden muss und weder staatlichen Planern noch den überwiegend gewinnorientierten Projektentwicklern und Großkonzernen überlassen werden darf, schon weil sonst der Raum […]

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The Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st-Century City | NYC | October 25 & 26, 2013

Christoph Schäfer will speak about Gezi Park Fiction St. Pauli at this years’ Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st-Century City October 25 & 26, 2013 — NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

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Make Bottom Up Funky | Headshrink Public Art | Graz 19|06|2013

Margit Czenki und Christoph Schäfer speak about “Social Sculpture”, “Production of Desires”, Art as Platform, ContainerUni, and discuss all this with the auf´dience More on the Johanneum website.

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Works in Collections

Image: Oh no! It’s the Monkeyman! Acrylic on paper, Narula Collection, Delhi

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Agoraphobia – Wem gehört die Stadt? kunst magazin 3. Juni 2013

“Allerorten regt sich immer stärkerer Protest seitens der Bevölkerung gegen die von Profitgier getriebenen Investoren, deren Luxusbauten zu einer zunehmenden Vertreibung ärmerer Bevölkerungsschichten und somit einer starken sozialen Ungleichheit führen. Erst vergangene Woche versammelten sich tausende Menschen auf dem zentralen Taksim-Platz in Istanbul, um gegen die geplante Bebauung des Gezi-Parks – der letzten Grünfläche in […]

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Agoraphobia l Tanas Berlin | Opening May 24 | 2013

Image above: When the audience leaves the seats and takes to the streets (Nika Riots), drawn in january 2013 – (not included in the current exhibition at Tanas) A small preview to the upcoming Istanbul Biennial: Agoraphobia, curated by Fulya Erdemici 25.05. – 27.07.2013 with: Jimmie Durham, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Freee, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Lux […]