Schering Stiftung

Exhibition 

Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Labor Lab/morning-after pill, Ulipristal acetat on developed negative film, enlarged as c-print, 2024. © Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024

Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Labor Lab/morning-after pill, Ulipristal acetat on developed negative film, enlarged as c-print, 2024. © Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024
Photo: © Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024

Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld

Labor Lab

Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Labor Lab/morning-after pill, Ulipristal acetat on developed negative film, enlarged as c-print, 2024. © Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024
Photo: © Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024

Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld

Labor Lab

Duration:

September 12 – December 01, 2024

Exhibition opening:

Wednesday, 11. September 2024, 6–10 p.m.

Opening hours:

Thursday and Friday, 1–7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Venue:

Project Space Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32-34
10117 Berlin


In her solo exhibition, the artist Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld presents a new experimental photo series. By dropping solvents of hormones, endogenous substances such as breast milk, and pharmacological substances such as the contraceptive pill on pre-exposed negatives, she creates forms that cast an aesthetic spell. The selection of substances and drugs illuminates Schönfeld’s engagement with the complex issues surrounding the control mechanisms of female reproduction. By translating processes that happen inside the body into a visual form, the artist provides us with an aesthetic access to this debate.

Prior to the exhibition, the artworks will be the subject of intellectual-artistic discussions featuring, among others, Dr. Jeannie Moser (literary and cultural studies scholar), Prof. Dr. Christina Vagt (media scholar), Ashkan Sepahvand (artist), Prof. Dr. Esther Leslie (political aesthetics, and Dr. Dehlia Hannah (philosopher of science).

Sarah Schönfeld designs artworks that serve as experimental laboratories. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, she works with photographs, which can also take the form of installations and sculptures, to inspire discussion and insights on complex issues.

In “Labor Lab,” the artist again draws on her tried-and-tested method of cameraless images. Already in an earlier series of works titled “All you can feel” (2013), she made the photochemical substances of pre-exposed negatives react with substances such as illegal drugs. The combination of synthetic chemistry products and artistic media such as color film has been the subject of a systematic study by author and scientist Esther Leslie. In her book Synthetic Worlds (2005), she traces the historical connections betwen innovations in the chemical industry and the technological-material achievements in the fields of photography and plastic production which took place contemporaneously.

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Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin
Workshop at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, on May 31, 2024 for the upcoming exhibition “Labor Lab” by Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld in the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung 2024, Berlin

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Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld

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This Project is realized in cooperation with the following partners:

Berlin Art Week
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Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Her works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions including HKW Berlin, Belo Campo Lisbon, Berghain, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, MAK Wien/Vienna Biennale, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Hamburger Kunsthalle, and Berlinische Galerie. Schönfeld has been awarded DAAD travel grants to Siberia and Scotland, held a residency at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, USA, and received the FOAM Talents Award of the FOAM photography museum in Amsterdam as well as grants from Stiftung Kunstfonds and the Berlin Senate. In 2020, she was commissioned by New Mexico State University to create a public sculpture.

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