Gregor Schneider is a provocative artist that doesn’t take any shit: he makes shit. His latest show is titled Scheiss Emails—that’s Shit Emails in case your not up on German curse words—and the work is based on his contention that Bernd Leifeld, director of the Documenta art fair, censored his work.
Gregor was set to debut his latest work at a church in Kassel during the Documenta fair, but the church suddenly backed out despite Gregor being commissioned to create the piece. Gregor created some paintings based on the dialog between Documenta and the church that have become part of Shit Emails. The emails don’t actually prove that Gregor was censored, but they do show how shitty the situation is because Gregor used actual poop to make the paintings.