Dirk Fleischmann's art projects relate to economic and ecological issues and take place over many years. His projects have taken the form of a diversified business enterprise: kiosks, trailer rental, chicken egg production, solar energy, a game show, virtual real estate, reforestation and a fashion label.
Using business models as strategies to explore ostensibly well-known economic forms, Fleischmann inhabits these forms and participates in the same field as other corporations do. His quasi-entrepreneurial activities are experimental, fully functioning microscopic models which confront commercial mega-structures in a playful but critical way. His strategy is to create and present alternative conditions of service, trade or production as an attempt to regain with provisional means, at least for a short while, societal fields that seem to be completely occupied by conglomerates.
Dirk Fleischmann (*1974), is based in Seoul and Frankfurt a.M. where he completed his studies at the Städelschule art academy in 2002. Fleischmann is teaching art as a professor at Cheongju University, Korea.
His work has been shown at Gwangju Design Biennale (2011), Kunstverein Hannover (2011), Leeum Museum, Seoul (2010), Bielefelder Kunstverein (2010), Art Space Pool, Seoul (2007), Hebbel am Ufer, HAU 1 Berlin (2006), Museum of Modern Art Busan (2005), Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (2004), Museum Folkwang Essen (2003), MANIFESTA 4, Frankfurt a.M. (2002)