Yves Netzhammer
Empathic Systems

14.06.2019 — 08.09.2019

Opening: Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 7 pm

The Frankfurter Kunstverein has invited Yves Netzhammer, Theo Jansen, and Takayuki Todo to present a selection of their works in solo shows, under the shared thematic title “Empathic Systems.“ The works of the three artists use varying aesthetics and result from completely different artistic processes. Nonetheless, all the works share a corporeal appearance despite being synthetically made, and are capable of touching the viewer solely through the form of their physical activity in space, beyond any linguistic conceptualization.

The Frankfurter Kunstverein presents an overview exhibition with works by the Swiss artist Yves Netzhammer. His artistic oeuvre offers an examination of the central issues of being human in the digital age. With his humanoid figures reminiscent of anatomical puppets and devoid of any individual traits or facial expressions, Netzhammer formulates metaphors that translate the spectrum of human emotions into images. Netzhammer occupies three floors of the Frankfurter Kunstverein with a selection of his digital animated films, graphic works, and new kinetic installations.

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