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The Vague Space

The continuously contouring art collection from Independent Collectors’ co-founder Christian Kaspar Schwarm has found a temporary home located in Bremen’s Weserburg Museum.

Presenting his collection to the wider public for the first time, “The Vague Space” contains artworks of media-transcending positions with high political aspirations, as well as installations and video works that demand attention from all the senses.

It is the eagerness to contemplate, challenge and experiment that lies at the very core of Christian’s collecting habits, and his relationships with the artists that form the collection function as gateways, which continuously expand and develop his understanding of the world.

The collection is multi-dimensional with no focus falling on one medium in particular, creating the freedom for Christian to play and learn whilst pursuing his own path of collecting. Whilst there may not be a particular focus on a specific medium, it is clear that the artworks which speak to him are, without any exceptions, works of contemporary art. Featured artists from the collection include Nina Canell, Slavs and Tatars, Michael E. Smith, David Horvitz, Karin Sander, and Jonathan Monk.

As part four of the Weserburg’s “Young Collectors” series, we present images from Christian’s exhibition “The Vague Space”.

GUAN XIAO, Action, 2014. Courtesy the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai
GUAN XIAO, Action, 2014. Courtesy the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai
GUAN XIAO, Action, 2014. Courtesy the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai
GUAN XIAO, Action, 2014. Courtesy the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai
GUAN XIAO, Action, 2014. Courtesy the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai
GUAN XIAO, Action, 2014. Courtesy the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai
GUAN XIAO, Action, 2014. Courtesy the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai
GUAN XIAO, Action, 2014. Courtesy the artist; Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Antenna Space, Shanghai
MICHAEL E. SMITH, Untitled, 2009. Photo: Björn Behrens
MICHAEL E. SMITH, Untitled, 2009. Photo: Björn Behrens
JONATHAN MONK, Important Information Withheld, 2008. Photo: Björn Behrens
JONATHAN MONK, Important Information Withheld, 2008. Photo: Björn Behrens
PETER PILLER, Umschläge #26, 2011 / 2012. Photo: Björn Behrens
PETER PILLER, Umschläge #26, 2011 / 2012. Photo: Björn Behrens
FIETE STOLTE, 8 days a week at 8 (in the studio / garage), 2008; Live 8 days a week (clock), 2008. Photo: Björn Behrens
FIETE STOLTE, 8 days a week at 8 (in the studio / garage), 2008; Live 8 days a week (clock), 2008. Photo: Björn Behrens
DAVID HORVITZ, Name Guessing, 2011-2017 (detail). Photo: Björn Behrens
DAVID HORVITZ, Name Guessing, 2011-2017 (detail). Photo: Björn Behrens
(l–r) BENI BISCHOF, Handicapped Car; 2010; Terror Bär, 2009. Photo: Björn Behrens
(l–r) BENI BISCHOF, Handicapped Car; 2010; Terror Bär, 2009. Photo: Björn Behrens
(l–r) SLAVS AND TATARS, Dig the booty, 2012; Triangulation (Not Moscow Not Mecca), 2011. Photo: Björn Behrens
(l–r) SLAVS AND TATARS, Dig the booty, 2012; Triangulation (Not Moscow Not Mecca), 2011. Photo: Björn Behrens
SLAVS AND TATARS, Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi´ite Showbiz, 2011. Photo: Björn Behrens
SLAVS AND TATARS, Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi´ite Showbiz, 2011. Photo: Björn Behrens
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)

I don't collect for my storage.

Christian Kaspar Schwarm
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity
condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
MARIO PFEIFER, Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear, 2014 – 2015 (Video still)
(l–r) DAVID HORVITZ, Mail Nothing to Tate Modern, 2010; JONATHAN MONK, Contractual Piece, 2008 – on going, 2016
(l–r) DAVID HORVITZ, Mail Nothing to Tate Modern, 2010; JONATHAN MONK, Contractual Piece, 2008 – on going, 2016
DAVID HORVITZ, Mail Nothing to the Tate Modern, 2010 (detail). Photo: Björn Behrens
DAVID HORVITZ, Mail Nothing to the Tate Modern, 2010 (detail). Photo: Björn Behrens
HAEGUE YANG, Bedroom Radiator, 2008. Photo: Björn Behrens
HAEGUE YANG, Bedroom Radiator, 2008. Photo: Björn Behrens
LUKAS STOPCZYNSKI, Untitled Tower, 2017. Photo: Björn Behrens
LUKAS STOPCZYNSKI, Untitled Tower, 2017. Photo: Björn Behrens
LUKAS STOPCZYNSKI, Untitled Tower, 2017 (detail). Photo: Björn Behrens
LUKAS STOPCZYNSKI, Untitled Tower, 2017 (detail). Photo: Björn Behrens
FIONA BANNER, War Porn, 2004. Photo: Björn Behrens
FIONA BANNER, War Porn, 2004. Photo: Björn Behrens
LUKAS STOPCZYNSKI, Ortsspezifische Installation, 2017. With works from BENI BISCHOF, MARCEL VAN EEDEN, TOM ELLIS, DIANGO HERNÁNDEZ, PETER PILLER, SIMON STARLING, HAEGUE YANG. Photo: Björn Behrens
LUKAS STOPCZYNSKI, Ortsspezifische Installation, 2017. With works from BENI BISCHOF, MARCEL VAN EEDEN, TOM ELLIS, DIANGO HERNÁNDEZ, PETER PILLER, SIMON STARLING, HAEGUE YANG. Photo: Björn Behrens
LUKAS STOPCZYNSKI, Ortsspezifische Installation, 2017. With works from BENI BISCHOF, MARCEL VAN EEDEN, TOM ELLIS, DIANGO HERNÁNDEZ, PETER PILLER, SIMON STARLING, HAEGUE YANG. Photo: Björn Behrens
LUKAS STOPCZYNSKI, Ortsspezifische Installation, 2017. With works from BENI BISCHOF, MARCEL VAN EEDEN, TOM ELLIS, DIANGO HERNÁNDEZ, PETER PILLER, SIMON STARLING, HAEGUE YANG. Photo: Björn Behrens
MICHAEL E. SMITH, Untitled, 2009; Untitled, 2010. Photo: Björn Behrens
MICHAEL E. SMITH, Untitled, 2009; Untitled, 2010. Photo: Björn Behrens
Installation view. Photo: Björn Behrens
Installation view. Photo: Björn Behrens
FIONA BANNER, War Porn, 2004. Photo: Björn Behrens
FIONA BANNER, War Porn, 2004. Photo: Björn Behrens
PETER PILLER, Bauerwartungsflächen, 2000 – 2005. Photo: Björn Behrens
PETER PILLER, Bauerwartungsflächen, 2000 – 2005. Photo: Björn Behrens
FIONA BANNER, All the World's Fighter Planes, 2006. Photo: Björn Behrens
FIONA BANNER, All the World's Fighter Planes, 2006. Photo: Björn Behrens
DAVID HORVITZ, Mood Disorder, 2012-T.B.C. Photo: Björn Behrens
DAVID HORVITZ, Mood Disorder, 2012-T.B.C. Photo: Björn Behrens
JONATHAN MONK, Contractual Piece 2008 – ongoing, 8th work
(Nine posters of wall paintings pasted onto nine paintings of walls), 2016. Photo: Björn Behrens
JONATHAN MONK, Contractual Piece 2008 – ongoing, 8th work (Nine posters of wall paintings pasted onto nine paintings of walls), 2016. Photo: Björn Behrens
KARIN SANDER, Word Search, 2002. Photo: Björn Behrens
KARIN SANDER, Word Search, 2002. Photo: Björn Behrens
(l–r) DAVID HORVITZ, Give Us Back Our Stars, 2014; Name Guessing, 2011-2017 (detail). Photo: Björn Behrens
(l–r) DAVID HORVITZ, Give Us Back Our Stars, 2014; Name Guessing, 2011-2017 (detail). Photo: Björn Behrens
NINA CANELL, Morasco Circle, 2007. Photo: Björn Behrens
NINA CANELL, Morasco Circle, 2007. Photo: Björn Behrens
Installation view. Photo: Björn Behrens
Installation view. Photo: Björn Behrens