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Carsten Saeger is a German artist based in Halle/Saale and Leipzig. He works in the field of conceptual art using readymade objects and settings and their history to question the relationship between the identity of spaces and the rituals of utilisation. Subjects crucial to his practice are the body, identity, (digital) society and its artifacts within post-capitalist art production and his social background as “post-wall generation”. His performances and temporary installations look behind a system of globalisation through seemingly trivial forms and objects.

 

https://www.instagram.com/carstensaeger

 

Vita

 

2017 –           Erasmus semester, English master, School of Arts (KASK), Gent, Belgium

2015 –           Student at Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) Leipzig, Klasse Blank

2015              Curatorial Assistent, Burg Gestaltet!, Halle/Saale

2012 – 2013  DAAD semester, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada

2009 – 2015  B.A. in Communication Design with Prof. Sven Völker, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art, Halle/Saale

 

born in Halle/Saale

 

 

Solo projects

 

2017         Performance, Gallery Zaglmaier, Halle/Saale

2017         Opening Performance, Rundgang 2017, HGB Leipzig

2016         Installation, »Lichtfest Leipzig 2016«, Museum »Runde Ecke«, Leipzig

 

Group exhibitions

 

2017         »Perfiction«, Gallery 301, Chung-Ang University College of Arts, Seoul, South Korea

2017         »Operation Grenze«, Memorial to the German division, Marienborn

2017         »Borrowed fantasies«, Installation, Rundgang 2017, HGB Leipzig

2016         »One Month: After the materialization of the art object«, Temporary Gallery, Cologne

2016         »Troja 2«, Gallery Bipolar, Leipzig

2016         »C.A.R.« (Contemporary Art Ruhr), Media arts fair, Zollverein Essen

2015         »Der Autor ist tot«, Gallery Burg2, Halle/Saale

2014         »Der Mensch ist ein Geheimnis«, Lyonel Feininger Gallery, Quedlinburg

2014         »Der Mensch ist ein Geheimnis«, Dostojevski museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

 

Works

 

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LENZ, Video stills, Performance, 2 Dogs, meat, old ladies choir, exotic fruits, garden shredder, Gallery Zaglmaier, Halle (Saale), 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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DINO, Modell: Thomas Stern 2004, HGB Exhibition, Operation Grenze, Memorial to the German division, Marienborn 2017

 

 

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DINO (hidden track), Modell: Thomas Stern 2006, HGB Exhibition, Operation Grenze, Memorial to the German division, Marienborn 2017

 

 

 

 

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Traveler through all times, Opening Performance, HGB Exhibition, Operation Grenze, Memorial to the German division, Marienborn 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Borrowed Fantasies, Performance with the HGB choir, Opening Rundgang HGB, Leipzig 2017 (Photo by Johanna Terhechte)

 

 

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Borrowed Fantasies, Video stills

 

 

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Borrowed Fantasies, Installation view, room 232, Rundgang HGB 2017

 

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(Photos by Jan Jankowski)

Patrouille/Kontakt, Lichtfest 2016, Museum »Runde Ecke«, Leipzig

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Photo works

 

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Passagen, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Ohne Titel, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Paradies, 2015

 

 

 

 

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Spatial turn, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Video works

 

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Stuetzenschuh 2,99, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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 Borrowed fantasies, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Babel, 2015

 

 

 

 

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Malewitsch, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

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Archive of No Tomorrow, C.A.R Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zollverein Essen (with Elva Lai & Yana Zschiedrich)

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 Rundgang HGB, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Rundgang HGB, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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 Where is Malewitsch?, Lyonel Feininger Gallery, Quedlinburg, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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Spuren im Ton, »Zuhause von dort wo du nie warst«, Grauer Hof, Aschersleben, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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OZ, Halle, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Performances

 

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Monolog 2, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Monolog 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Selfie, 2014

 

 

 

 

Objects

 

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Ohne Titel, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One month on Facebook, 2014