Es Scheint, Es Strahlt, Es Blendet Mich
Thursday 16.9 — Sunday 19.9.2021
in Femtensesse's back garden and gallery
"In September, Faltpavillon travels to Oslo to be assembled in the back garden of Femtensesse. Swiss artist Manuel Schneider’s exhibition unfolds in Faltpavillon’s tent with a presentation of photographs of snakes taken by his father, a reptile biologist. These photos were taken outside of an art framework, and develop on Schneider’s interest in making the inaccessible accessible. The photos are selected by Schneider from his father’s immense archive, and being without a specific idea of how to be presented, give the artist almost absolute freedom in how to do so. The presentation extends beyond the Faltpavillon tent into the exhibition space of Femtensesse, where Schneider will present wall works which complement the attitude and imagination of these photos. Manuel Schneider’s artwork balances a careful hesitation with the certainty of repetition. Such a practice is especially poignant in fragile times, where a question becomes a mantra, recited until it becomes an answer itself."