Joachim Schmid


Posted in Publications by JS on January 2, 2018

What do a Marilyn Monroe poster, a fast food menu, a postcard rack, a hairdresser’s model collection, a Che Guevara portrait, and a lost cat poster have in common? Nothing, except that they are photographs displayed in public space that all ended up in my archive of photographs gathered from around the world over fifteen years. Removed from their original context and presented without any comment, these photographs of photographs turn out to be a miscellaneous reflection of popular obsessions, fantasies, and desires that become apparent in the everyday use of photography. The book is a twin of my Bilderbuch, maybe it’s my only real Fotobuch. It is now available in my shop.


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Exhibition in Riga

Posted in Exhibitions by JS on November 28, 2017

You’ve got 1243 Unread Messages
Artists: Xavier Antin, Irma Blank, Braco Dimitrijević, Rodney Graham, Yoko Ono, On Kawara, William Kentridge, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Joachim Schmid, Dayanita Singh, Miroslav Tichý, Franz Erhard Walther, et al.
Curated by Kaspars Vanags, Zane Zajančkauska, Diana Franssen
Latvian National Museum of Art
9 December 2017 – 4 February 2018

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Paris Gallery Update

Posted in News by JS on November 10, 2017

With immediate effect I discontinued my collaboration with Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris. Collectors who consider buying artwork from the gallery are advised that I am no longer represented by the gallery. The gallery is no longer authorized to sell any of my works. Collectors who acquired work by me from this gallery in the past are informed that I may not have been paid for those works. 

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Artissima Torino

Posted in Exhibitions by JS on October 26, 2017

My work will be presented at Artissima Torino by P420 in the fair’s section Back to the Future next week, 3 – 5 November 2017.

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Frieze London

Posted in Exhibitions by JS on September 29, 2017

My work will be presented at Frieze London by Hollybush Gardens next week, 5 – 8 October 2017.

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Talk in Saratoga Springs

Posted in Talks by JS on September 24, 2017

I’ll be talking about my work in conversation with Sarah Sweeney at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY on Thursday, 28 September, 6–8pm.

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New York Art Book Fair

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications by JS on September 14, 2017

Printed Matter, Inc. presents the twelth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 22 to 24, 2017, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 21. You’ll find me and my books on the second floor at the table I share with Elisabeth Tonnard (N 63).

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Exhibition in Ribeira Grande

Posted in Exhibitions by JS on September 11, 2017

O risível enigma da vida normal / The Laughable Enigma of the Ordinary
Artists: BANK, Common Culture, Maurice Doherty, Erica Eyres, João Paulo Feliciano, Peter Finnemore, Carla Garlaschi, Thomas Geiger, Kara Hearn, Richard Hughes, Gemma Marmalade, Paul McCarthy, Joachim Schmid, David Sherry, John Smith, Pilvi Takala, Gilian Wearing, Richard Wentworth, Olav Westphalen
Curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden
Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Ribeira Grande, Azores
Exhibition: September 15 to December 31, 2017
Opening: September 15th at 6pm

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Exhibition in Winterthur

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications by JS on September 1, 2017

The Hobbyist
Hobbies, Photography, and the Hobby of Photography
Fotomuseum Winterthur
Artists: Kenneth Anger, Diane Arbus, Benedikt Bock, Mohamed Bourouissa, Chris Burden, Ricardo Cases, Bruce Davidson, David De Beyter, Jeremy Deller/Alan Kane, Glen Denny, Jeff Divine, Craig Fineman, Robert Frank, Fuzi, Alberto Garcia-Alix, William Gedney, Kirill Golovchenko, Carol Goodden/Gordon Matta-Clark/Tina Girouard/Suzanne Harris/Rachel Lew, Volker Heinze, Stephanie Kiwitt, Les Krims, Mike Mandel, Ari Marcopoulos, Eva & Frank Mattes, Naha Miletić, Neozoon, Simone Nieweg, Jenny Odell, Bill Owens, Lotte Reimann, Alexander Remnev, Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone, Eckhard Schaar, Joachim Schmid, Oliver Sieber, Alec Soth, Xiaoxiao Xu.
Curated by Anna Planas, Pierre Hourquet, Thomas Seelig
Exhibition: 9 September 2017 – 28 January 2018

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Exhibition in Mannheim

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications by JS on September 1, 2017

My series Other People’s Photographs will be presented in the exhibition Kein Bild ist eine Insel / No Image Is an Island at Port 25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst during the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie.
Artists: Natalie Bookchin, Andreas Horlitz, Stefan Karrer, Marc Lee, Eva und Franco Mattes, Reinhard Matz, D.H. Saur, Joachim Schmid, Andrew Norman Wilson
Curated by Fabian Knierim
Exhibition: 9 September – 5 November 2017
Opening: Friday 8 September at 7pm

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