The exhibition brings together hyperrealistic painting and sculpture in order to question the current state of the human body. A glance on the presence of the photo- and hyperrealists opens a dialogue about the body as a venue of social, societal and political change.
The exhibition questions the body as a projection screen for contemporary fields of tension by means of renowned photorealists like Ralph Goings, Richard Estes or Robert Bechtle as well as pioneers of the movement in the field of sculpture like John DeAndrea, Duane Hanson or Carole Feuerman. Consumption, beauty mania, digitalization or technical processes are only a few phenomena, which are inscribed into the contemporary body.
The extremely laborious and perfectionist way in which the photorealists and hyperrealists produce their work is diametrically opposed to the fast-moving nature of media images and enable a content-related examination of authenticity questions and perception processes.
Start: Spring 2021 Exhibition objects: approx. 20 sculptures and 40 paintings Exhibition space: approx. 500 square meters (adjustable in size) Exhibition catalog: German/English