Sensing Scale

Kunsthalle Münster

3 may to 12 September 2021

Contemporary art

Sensing Scale

Kunsthalle Münster

3 may to 12 September 2021

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.

Sensing Scale
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

www.kunsthallemuenster.de

Press material

Press photos

Sensing Scale (30.05. - 12.09.2021 )

  • Pedro Barateiro, The Opening Monologue, 2018, HD Video, 14:37 Min. (Filmstill). Courtesy the artist
  • Emma Charles, Fragments, 2013, HD Video, 17 Min. (Filmstill) Courtesy the artists
  • Bahar Noorizadeh, After Scarcity, 2018, HD Video, 31:51 Min. (Filmstill) Courtesy the artist
  • Geocinema, The Making of Earths, 2020, 4HD Video, 50 Min. (Stilll) Courtesy the artist
  • Tekla Aslanishvili, Scenes from Trial and Error (Still), 2020, AVCHD Digital Film, 30 Min., Courtesy the artist
  • Pedro Barateiro, The Opening Mono/ogue, 2018, HD Video, 14:37 Min. (Still) Courtesy the artist

Art in public space

  • Sammlungen von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum der Stadt Münster
    Adrian Williams, The Curve, 2019. Foto: Hubertus Huvermann
  • Sammlungen von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum der Stadt Münster
    Bernhard Luginbühl, Sam, 1967. Foto: Moritz Hagedorn
  • Sammlungen von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum der Stadt Münster
    Mark Formanek, Datum, seit 1992. Foto: Hubertus Huvermann

Kunsthalle Münster

  • Kunsthalle Münster
    Foto: Merle Radtke
  • Kunsthalle Münster
    Foto: Hubertus Huvermann
  • Merle Radtke, Direktorin der Kunsthalle Münster
    Foto: Volker Renner