Exhibition view: Taslima Ahmed. Canvas Automata, Westfälischer Kunstverein, 2023
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin / © Photo: Thorsten Arendt

Taslima Ahmed

Canvas Automata

18 March – 11 June 2023

Opening: Saturday, 18 March 2023, 6pm

The exhibition rooms will be open from 11 am on this day. 

Exhibition walkthrough with the artist Taslima Ahmed and the curator Kristina Scepanski: Saturday, 18 March 2023 at 2 pm.

Opening hours for Easter 2023:

Open Good Friday to Easter Sunday from 11am-1pm. Closed on Easter Monday.

Venue    Westfälischer Kunstverein, Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster, Germany


     4 € / concessions 2 € / free to members

Trained as a painter, Taslima Ahmed (b. 1982 in Liverpool, UK) is well aware of this ancient cultural technique’s variable nature reflecting contemporary developments and thus periodically regenerating itself. Currently, our perception of the world and its representation in art is being heavily influenced by digital technologies, AI, and algorithms that attempt to imitate human vision and creative work. This is where Ahmed comes in, using AI, methods of digital image production and printing techniques to reconstruct the illusion of analogue painting. Based on media-theoretical considerations as well as references to the history of painting, she creates images specifically to explore the limits of these technologies and to prove the uniqueness of human perception. This is not least an emancipatory gesture towards a tradition of painting, including the burden of constant innovation, as well as towards the ever-increasing influence of digital technologies.


Curated by Kristina Scepanski.

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