ALLAN MCCOLLUM & MATT MULLICAN
A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT
As part of this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin, Galerie Thomas Schulte presents an exhibition of Allan McCollum’s early series of paintings in its Main Space, alongside an interactive project created in collaboration with Matt Mullican in the gallery’s Corner Space. McCollum’s Constructed Paintings and Bleach Paintings series (both begun in 1969) reveal the processes of their making – of building up and stripping down, accumulating and erasing, respectively – while emphasizing mechanical repetition and systemized production. In the collaborative project Your Fate (2004), repetitive action and chance outcomes converge in the form of a fortune-telling dice game, which visitors can participate in during Gallery Weekend. Taken as a whole, the works in the exhibition illuminate McCollum’s serial, though variegated approach, as well as his ongoing engagement with typology.