with Sujin Bae, Ilsuk Lee, Valentino Magnolo, Irina Martyshkova and Yoana Tuzharova
After the Kunststiftung DZ Bank sponsored an exhibition at KIT – Kunst im Tunnel for the first time in 2019, this year desto weiß ich doom zu sein (“The more I know that I’m doom“) will feature works by five artists associated with the University of Fine Arts Münster. One of the foundation’s focuses is photographic forms of expression since 1945, which demonstrate that photography is a profoundly artistic and diverse medium. The conception of this exhibition was based on an equally open-minded view of the photographic.
The artists show positions that confront, mix up, and reconfigure pre-determined expectations about photography. While defying discipline divisions such as painting, sculpture, and printmaking, they experiment with photography, its expressions and newly emerging possibilities.
As graduates of and students at the University of Fine Arts Münster, Sujin Bae, Ilsuk Lee, Valentino Magnolo, Irina Martyshkova, and Yoana Tuzharova are shaped by their immediate environment at the academy, personal and family life, their exchanges with other artists, and their experiences in the modern world with its flood of images. They are presenting a combination of older works and works created specifically for the exhibition at KIT, whose broad spectrum also reflects the diversity of contemporary artists’ engagement with the medium of photography: digital, precisely composed works contrast with the magical graininess of analog photography, and fine silk fabrics contrast with the hard coolness of ornamental tiles. The artists deal with their own body and its traces in the analog and digital environment, research and experiment with philosophical and scientific constructs that determine the world we know, and show us that, in their delicacy and silence, everyday observations can reveal a tremendous poetry if we allow them to.
The exhibition was curated by Gertrud Peters.
The exhibition is funded by