reprint. Change through reproduction

May 10 - June 8, 2019

exhibition
To reproduce things does not only mean to reproduce them, but also opens up the question of how what is reproduced is changed by the process of reproduction? Does what is reproduced influence our old idea of ​​a unique original? In today's digital world, the originals no longer exist, but artificial artifacts, complex ideas and digital images, which at best refer back to what was previously reproduced.

 

(in front) Nick Ervinck I (right) Hannah Regenberg I (left) Jonas Fleckenstein
Photo: Frank Gillich

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The changes that have been initiated since the beginnings of reproduction processes (19th century: photography; 20th century: film / video; 21st century: 3-D printing) are likely to continue. The old idea of ​​the original masterpiece will not dissolve, but it will change fundamentally - reproductions are images that reproduce their own creation process in a sophisticated and now highly technical way and thereby relativize the earlier claim of art to produce unique originals.

Reproduction means today: taking up old images and new processes in order to transform them into new image realities using applied reproduction techniques. Everything that can be repeated and, above all, digitized as it is today, can be reproduced at will.

This exhibition presents works by artists who start from a given "model" (a typographical detail, a stitch pattern, a serviette ornament, an ink pad) and create novel variants. The result is always a result between a changed original pattern (original) and a newly documented form of reproduction, which gradually arises through repeated reproductions.

Participating artists

Manfred Blieffert
Nick Ervinck
Jonas Fleckenstein
Kati Gausmann
Birgit Kannengießer
Lola runner
Jan Neukirchen
Sophia Pompéry
Hannah Regenberg
David Semper
Nasan Tur
Wiebke Wilm

Sponsors

Participating artists

Manfred Blieffert
Nick Ervinck
Jonas Fleckenstein
Kati Gausmann
Birgit Kannengießer
Lola runner
Jan Neukirchen
Sophia Pompéry
Hannah Regenberg
David Semper
Nasan Tur
Wiebke Wilm

Picture Gallery

Photos: Frank Gillich