Karin Schneider October 11 - December 12, 2016


Situation Diagram

 Y as Yoga


Yoga is defined as “a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.”The spiritual, mental and physical well-being of a significant portion of the world population is conditional on the instability and destruction of others.The history of self-care has been the history of the disciplinary mechanisms of protection and control in the service of acquiring healthy and stable states of mind and body.The State invests and promotes another kind of protection.Attack in the service of defending our social body has become the quintessential method of promoting the ideology of freedom. 

Parapet Real Humans is thrilled to announce the first solo exhibition in the midwest by the Brazilian-born, New York-based artist and filmmaker Karin Schneider. The exhibition will open with a conversation between Karin Schneider and Hannah Klemm on Friday, November 11 at 12pm. The exhibition will remain on view until December 12, 2016. 

In 1997, Schneider founded Union Gaucha Productions (UGP) with Nicolás Guagnini, an artist-run, experimental film company designed to carry out interdisciplinary collaborations with practitioners from different fields. From 2005 to 2008, she was a founding member of Orchard, a cooperatively organized exhibition and social space in New York's Lower East Side. In 2010, Schneider co-founded Cage, a space that facilitated new kinds of social interactions. Her most recent projects have included Situational Diagram, first presented as a text at the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy, France, in 2015 and an exhibition entitled Situational Diagram, presented at Dominque Lévy Gallery in New York Sept 7 - Oct 20, 2016. For her project at Parapet Real Humans the artist will make a site specific installation.