Anne Schneider is first and foremost a sculptor who ‘thinks physically’ – that is, a sculptor who creates her sculptures from raw materials by registering, collecting and layering different realities. In the same way that classical sculpture brings its figures out of the stone block, Anne Schneider’s physical engagement with the materiality, history, structure and associative potential of the materials offered by the everyday world gives rise to her visual constructs. A consistent conceptual factor is fundamental to the art of Anne Schneider – on two levels. On the one hand, this is present in the way the artistic media she deploys coexist and interact: classical sculpture, photography, video, painting, graphics spatial installation. On the other hand, it is present in the pervading preoccupation with the subject of ‘space’. This means that all three aspects of our exhibition title – ‘Conceptual Tendencies II: Body, Space, Volume’ – are of significance for the artist. The starting point for her artwork is the human body – not so much in ‘narrative’ terms as in emotional and psychological terms.