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.
He explores the relationships between philosophy and nature, the personal and the political, destruction and construction, and what he calls nonhuman and human agents.
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.
Courtesy of the artist, High Art, Paris, Maureen Paley, London and Jenny’s, Los Angeles
Photo by Jeff McLane and Marten Elder
ON THE COVER OF CURA.26, READ HERE THE TEXT BY CECILIA ALEMANI ON MAX HOOPER SCHNEIDER.