TIM BERRESHEIM. Das Auge im Neuen einüben (AAWNK). 19.09.2020 – 06.11.2020 

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Tim Berresheim has been one of the driving forces of international computer-based art since the early 2000s. In his digitally generated models of current visual cultures, with all their hybrids of images and stage props from art history, he explores the full spectrum and possibilities within contemporary and future artistic practice afforded by the creative freedom of technology. An important source of motifs for his works are the places of his childhood and youth that he spent in Wassenberg and Heinsberg, in the region of Nordrhein-Westfalen bordering the Netherlands.

In January 2020 Berresheim began to develop extensive assignment and curriculum support instruction courses together with the students of his old schools, the elementary school at Burgberg in Wassenberg and the district high school of Heinsberg. The results of the collaboration were shown there in an exhibition in summer 2020. In it, Berresheim builds on the emancipatory and educational tradition of computer-based art, developed by forerunners of collaborations between artists and engineers such as Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), the Whole Earth Catalog (WEC), Seymour Papert or the cyberneticists Gregory Bateson and Heinz von Foerster. Berresheim’s own artistic exploration combines the ultra high-tech with a Do-It-Yourself mentality that also characterized the works of early informal groups of computer art pioneers of the 1960s and the Homebrew Computer Club.

Das Auge im Neuen einüben (AAWNK) the Galerie Reinhard Hauff is delighted to show works that Berresheim has further developed from this collaborative experience with emerging technologies. The notion of continuation is characteristic of his art, which constantly exposes recurring popular motifs to the latest technological production, transforms the material and speculates on future-oriented potential (text: Thorsten Schneider, translation to English: Elisabeth Hauff).

Tim Berresheim (*1975 in Heinsberg, Germany) lives and works in Aachen, Germany. His works have been exhibited worldwide and are in numerous private and public collections, among others the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the MoMA Collection, New York, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen, the Nationalbank AG, Essen, the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, the Kunstmuseum Celle (Collection Robert Simon), the Funding Collection of the Ministry of Culture and Science, Aachen, the Collection of Contemporary Art from the Federal Republic of Germany and the Foundation Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.

We cordially invite you to the exhibition opening and to the gallery tour ART ALARM on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 from 11 am to 9 pm.

, September 19th, 2020, 11 am 9 pm
, September 20th, 2020, 11 am 6 pm