CURA.

MAX HOOPER SCHNEIDER

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles 

Sep 21 – Feb 2, 2019 

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Artists are often likened to inventors or scientists, and in the case of Max Hooper Schneider the comparison is more than metaphoric. Schneider’s background in landscape architecture and marine biology strongly informs his artwork. Research and scientific investigation are key to his process.

Blending his diverse areas of expertise, his idiosyncratic sculptures, installations, and drawings challenge conventional systems of classification, suggesting a worldview that strives to dislocate humans from their assumed position of centrality and superiority as knowers and actors in the world.

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CREDITS
Courtesy of the artist, High Art, Paris, Maureen Paley, London and Jenny’s, Los Angeles
Photo by Jeff McLane and Marten Elder

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