What we see and that which is shown by what we see are always in a tension-laden relationship. The works exhibited here deal with this topic in very different ways.

One of the inherent features of the visual arts is that there is always something to see. Artists have reflected and focused on this fact since time immemorial. Seeing does not necessarily imply that what we see is real.

The upright unfolded house moving box created by Jürgen Drescher, that seems to be so light, turns out to be a solid aluminium cast, while Jonathan Lasker's painting, so orderly at first sight, appears to be a rather randomly composed image on closer inspection. In their works, the minimalist artists Carl Andre and Donald Judd, in contrast, present only that which can be seen, with simple, standardised materials. Giulio Paolini, Bertrand Lavier and particularly Gary Kuehn, in turn, explore how the work itself can manifest its inner material and visual contradictions: the painting that becomes a drawing, the image that illuminates itself so as to become an image in the first place, and the static, solid built block that appears to dissolve into an amorphous mass. Alan Uglow, Beate Frommelt and Ferdinand Kriwet focus on the age-old tradition of visual illusion by means of painting—is it therefore a fiction?

Admission to the presentation is free of charge!