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.
|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.