September 9 –
December 13, 2014
Markus Schinwald shows a site-specific installation of new and recent work.

He gives inanimate objects personalities of their own: they have good moods, bad moods, nervous tics, and psychological baggage. His paintings, sculptures, and installations have “issues,” in the way that most relationships do. Conversely, he also imagines a world where a state of mind could give rise to an object. “What if,” the work asks, “a moment of anxiety could generate a neck brace?” Clearly, this gives a whole new meaning to what we say when we talk about prosthetics. (...continue reading).

This exhibition is jointly organized by CCA Wattis Institute and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It is part of SFMOMA's New Work series, which is generously supported by the museum's Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. The exhibition is also made possible by Adriane Iann and Christian Stolz, Carlie Wilmans, Patricia W. Fitzpatrick, Nancy and R. Patrick Forster, Station to Station, and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, with special thanks to Giò Marconi.

Curated by Jenny Gheith and Anthony Huberman.

Press:
Artforum, by Jeffrey Kasther
Contemporary Art Daily
Curiously Direct, by Jackie Im
Mousse
San Francisco Cottages and Gardens, by Alisa Carroll
SciArt in America, by Joe Ferguson
San Francisco Chronicle, by Julie Guthrie
SFWeekly, by Emily Wilson
Markus Schinwald,
Markus Schinwald, 'Lavinia', oil on canvas, 2007. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald.
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view,  Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view,  Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view,  Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view,  Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view,  Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold
Markus Schinwald, New Work, 2014, installation view, Wattis Institute. Courtesy of Markus Schinwald. Photo: Johnna Arnold