until 29.07. | #1420ARTatBerlin | DAM GALLERY presents from 19th June 2017 the exhibition “Substance” by the artist duo Banz & Bowinkel.
The works of Düsseldorf artist couple Banz & Bowinkel make virtual reality tangible. The DAM GALLERY Berlin presents ‘Substance’, the inaugural solo exhibition of the duo — a play on the perception of digitally created substances and surfaces.
Over the last 70 years since Konrad Zuse invented the first computer, digital development overtook society so quickly that barely any time remained to consider its dominant impact on everyday social life. In their work, the Düsseldorf artist duo Banz & Bowinkel focus on the computer as an every day device and its influence on humanity. The focus here is on the perception of the world, which people understand as reality and is now simulated via the computer.
The solo exhibition Substance shows simulations of material things from our experiential environment such as liquids, surfaces, materials and textures, even entire worlds which can be reconstructed on the computer as shown in the 3D print series Bodypaintings (2014 – 2016) and Fluids (2013), as well as in the virtual reality installation Mercury (2017). With their work, Banz & Bowinkel question the concept of simulated reality and thereby human perception of the world in virtual space.
The multiple award-winning works of Giulia Bowinkel and Friedemann Banz have been exhibited at NRW Forum Düsseldorf, the House of Electronic Arts in Basel as well as the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and Charlottenburg in Copenhagen.
DAM GALLERY will hold the inaugural solo exhibition for the duo.
Vernissage: Saturday, 17th June 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.
Exhibition period: Monday, 19th June to Saturday, 29th July 2017Zur DAM GALLERY
Image caption: Mercury, Virtual Reality experience, 2017, Courtesy Banz & Bowinkel and DAM Gallery
Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Banz + Bowinkel – Substance – DAM GALLERY | ART at Berlin