The Kunsthalle Münster has presented national and international contemporary art since its opening in 1991. The institution focusses on current trends and socially relevant themes in alternating exhibitions. It regards itself as a production centre and laboratory. Solo and group exhibitions reflect the world of art on the local, national and international level. As a part of the Office for Cultural Affairs, the Kunsthalle Münster is not only responsible for the programme at the Hafenweg, but also oversees the works of Münster’s Public Collection.
With the exhibition Sensing Scale, the Kunsthalle Münster addresses the question of how networks, data traffic and technocratic mega-structures operating on a planetary scale inscribe themselves into our world, how they influence our lives, our thinking, our acts, our visual culture and also our perception. It is such intricately wired and interconnected systems that Tekla Aslanishvili, Pedro Barateiro, Emma Charles, Geocinema (Asia Bazdyrieva and Solveig Suess), Bahar Noorizadeh and Wolfgang Tillmans examine in their works. In their preoccupation with this particular subject matter, the artists have encountered hardly discernible interrelations and virtually incomprehensible magnitudes. They intently illuminate these systems from various angles and gauge their extent. Probing what is “behind” the networks, they trace their courses underground and aboveground, and reveal hidden infrastructures of our digital everyday life. At the same time, they are keeping a close eye on how technological progress affects value systems such as time, productivity and work.
30.05. – 12.09.2021
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 12 – 6 pm
(Please observe applicable Corona rules)
Kunsthalle Münster, Hafenweg 28, 5th floor, 48155 Münster