Wu Chuan–Lun’s artistic research focuses on the border areas between nature and the various manifestations of contemporary civilization. He works with many media, but above all with found objects, photography and computer graphics. The artist has demonstrated a repeated interest in observing animals from the perspective of human and political endeavours alien to nature. During his time in Berlin he has been investigating the history of the German Shepherd Dog: probably one of the best-known dog breeds in the world, German Shepherd Dogs have been employed as sheep dogs, guard dogs and as rescue dogs, but since WW I, hey have been used increasingly by the military as well. Wu researched into the prevalence of the breed in different countries and discovered many surprising and curious facts about the ideological and political marketing of the breed.
In the exhibition Schäferhund Wu has gathered documents and artefacts concerning various aspects of the subject in a space-consuming installation.
Wu Chuan-Lun *1985 in Taiwan, is a grantee of the Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. (Taiwan) and the Taipei Representative Office in the Federal Republic of Germany.
13.04. – 07.05.2017
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm