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Roland Schappert (b. Cologne, 1965; lives and works in Cologne) makes art on the interfaces between text, drawing, painting, graphic art, video, poetry, and essayistic writing. He insistently probes and scrutinizes the potentials and limitations of visual genres, compiling a wide variety of visual and textual fragments and subjecting them to a process of superimposition, overwriting, erasure, and effacement to generate panel paintings as well as murals. In the 2014–2015 season, the Städtische Galerie, a museum for contemporary art in Wolfsburg, celebrates its fortieth anniversary with an innovative exhibition program: selections from its permanent collection are shown in colloquy with temporary wall pieces by the artist. The exhibition, which also explores crucial questions of collecting and conservation as well as selection and valuation, is accompanied by this artist’s book, which offers a vivid illustration of Schappert’s dialogue with the collection. With essays by Marcus Körber and Susanne Pfleger.