Born 1962 in Tel Aviv. Lives and works in Brussels and Berlin Schaerf’s works are said to be difficult because they don’t allow themselves to be reduced to one key idea, yet they also seduce viewers into searching for a key in the realm of knowledge; so contemplation and experience are said to be sacrificed. There lies the error. Both the comprehensive title of the exhibit, and the habit of perceiving a spatial installation as a centrally organised whole, suggest that a self-contained context is to be expected. Schaerf follows word games, not ideas; he produces chains of association that lead directly into the exhibitions and do not explain. Clever word combinations count more for him than linear sequences of events.
Excerpt from the catalog text »The Transport of Things Through Time« by Peter Herbstreuth