David OReilly Everything
David OReilly, "Everything" (2016), Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017
David OReilly, "Everything" (2016), Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017
Manuel Rossner Wetware
Manuel Roßner, "Wetware", 2017, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein
Manuel Roßner, "Wetware", 2017, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017
Manuel Roßner, "Wetware", 2017, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein
Toast Plank Experience
Toast Plank Experience
Toast, "Plank Experience", 2016, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017
Toast, "Plank Experience", 2016
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung und Thomas Demand, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017
Thomas Demand, "Patio", 2014, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017
Thomas Demand Patio
Hans Op de Beeck, "The Garden Room", 2017, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein
Hans Op de Beeck, "The Garden Room", 2017, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein
Hans Op de Beeck, "The Garden Room", 2017, Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein
Hans Op de Beeck The Garden Room
Hans Op de Beeck The Garden Room
Christin Marczinzik & Thi Binh Minh Nguyen, „Swing“, 2015
Christin Marczinzik & Thi Binh Minh Nguyen, „Swing“, 2015
Alicja Kwade, "Gegebenenfalls die Wirklichkeit"
Alicja Kwade, "Gegebenenfalls die Wirklichkeit"
Alicja Kwade, "Gegebenenfalls die Wirklichkeit"
Marnix de Nijs, "Run Motherfucker Run", 2001/2004
Marnix de Nijs, "Run Motherfucker Run", 2001/2004
David OReilly, “Everything”, 2017; © the artist
David OReilly, ”Everything“, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
David OReilly, “Everything”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Manuel Roßner, “Wetware”, 2017; © Manuel Roßner
Manuel Roßner, “Wetware”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Manuel Roßner, “Wetware”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Manuel Roßner, “Wetware”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Toast, “Plank Experience”, 2016; © Toast
Toast, “Plank Experience”, 2016; © Toast
Toast, “Plank Experience”, 2016, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Toast, “Plank Experience”, 2016, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, “Crime Scene with luminol marks”, © Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, “Crime Scene / Floor Plan“, © Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, “Burned-Out Lumber Mill”, © Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, “Crime Scene”, © Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt - Zentrale Fototechnik und 3D-Tatortvermessung, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Thomas Demand, “Patio”, 2014, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017, Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Thomas Demand, “Patio”, 2014; © Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017, Courtesy Sprüth Magers
Hans Op de Beeck, “The Garden Room”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Hans Op de Beeck, “The Garden Room”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Hans Op de Beeck, “The Garden Room”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Hans Op de Beeck, “The Garden Room”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Hans Op de Beeck, “The Garden Room”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Christin Marczinzik & Thi Binh Minh Nguyen, “Swing”, 2015; © the artists
Christin Marczinzik & Thi Binh Minh Nguyen, “Swing“, 2015, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Alicja Kwade, “Gegebenenfalls die Wirklichkeit”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist and KÖNIG GALERIE
Alicja Kwade, “Gegebenenfalls die Wirklichkeit”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist and KÖNIG GALERIE
Alicja Kwade, “Gegebenenfalls die Wirklichkeit”, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist and KÖNIG GALERIE
Marnix de Nijs, “Run Motherfucker Run”, 2001/2004, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Marnix de Nijs, “Run Motherfucker Run”, 2001/2004, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2017, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein

Trailer of the exhibition; Video and cut: Daniel Kohl

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Perception is Reality. On the Construction of Reality and Virtual Worlds

Participating artists: Thomas Demand, Alicja Kwade, Marnix de Nijs, Hans Op de Beeck, David OReilly, Manuel Roßner, Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt, Christin Marczinzik & Thi Binh Minh Nguyen, and Toast
Curated by: Franziska Nori

The Frankfurter Kunstverein presents the thematic group exhibition “Perception is Reality: On the Construction of Reality and Virtual Worlds.” The invited artists will examine the new conditions of human perception in relation to technically constructed realities. As one of the first exhibition houses in Germany, the Frankfurter Kunstverein will integrate a new forward-looking medium, virtual reality, into a contemporary art exhibition. The exhibition will present a range of analogue and digital works, virtual reality works from recent artistic production, conceptual photography, installations, technical forensics applications as well as innovative games. Through their spatial juxtaposition, a kind of thought experiment will emerge for the audience, raising questions about the intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic implications of artificial visual worlds.

“The exhibition poses questions about the basic conditions of perception today and how we construct our own conception of reality out of them. Technological systems are connecting people, data, and processes more and more closely together. Immersive technologies will increasingly replace analogue surroundings with virtual data rooms, therefore radically changing the way that we interact socially, work, and how we organize our free time,” according to Franziska Nori, director of the Kunstverein and curator of the exhibition.

A matter left mostly to the experts until recently, VR technologies carry the promise of immersing the user into an augmented reality, a digitally created environment, and integrating them into a 360° perspective illusion independently of space and time. They aim to create the most immediate perception possible, incorporating the user’s senses and emotions, who is isolated from the real world by means of headsets and headphones, so that the user can then move and act within this virtually created reality.

Which industries will further develop the potential of this virtual experience space, and with what intent? It is a question of the influence on the viewer. Who conceives of and designs the content of a virtual experience? Which emotional and intellectual reactions should be triggered? Even if actions within a virtual arena of spectacle remain without any real consequences – from criminal offenses to bodily limit experiences—they produce an intense experience in the human brain which is perceived as real and exist as a new category on the spectrum of human experience within an individual’s neural structure, which is subsequently stored as a long-term memory.
What challenges arise for our brain when technically produced virtual worlds increasingly play a role in our lives? How real are our pictures, how real are our experiences? Which perceptions does our brain use to construct an idea, or its own idea, of reality? Which parameters do pictures need to fulfill in order for people to accept them as real?
The juxtaposition of analogue contemporary art and Virtual Reality stations creates a choreography throughout the Frankfurter Kunstverein, which makes crucial observations on the relationship between perception, consciousness, and knowledge-based reason and asks which idea of the world we derive from these.

The invited artists and designers create analogue and virtual spaces in which the viewer has both physical and mental experiences. They experience the spaces with their senses and try to gauge the limits of expectation, illusion, and reality in these constructed visual worlds. The exhibition will open up a mental space for contemplating the complex relationship between the conditions of perception, the resultant constructs, and the idea of reality in the light of technological innovations through immersive VR technology.

An extensive programme of lectures by experts from various fields as well as public discussions and talks will accompany the exhibition.






David OReilly

Manuel Roßner

Toast

Bavarian State Police

Thomas Demand

Hans Op de Beeck

Christin Marczinzik & Thi Binh Minh Nguyen

Alicja Kwade

Marnix de Nijs

Frankfurter Kunstverein
Steinernes Haus am Römerberg
Markt 44
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main

Directions

Hours:
Tue – Sun: 11am – 7pm
Thu: 11am – 9pm
Closed on Monday

Admission:
8 € regular, 6 € reduced

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