The show will add an international context to the usually Asia-focused gallery program. With artists from Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA the exhibition explores the phenomenon of layers in the digital age in contemporary landscape depictions as a reflection of today’s living conditions.
Windows to different worlds open up on a screen’s surface. Versions of reality overlap.
Behind each visible layer another version and another excerpt of reality comes into existence. There are neither pure facts nor absolute truth. The world consists of subjective perceptions and interpretations. In today’s society, these ideas are highly relevant as well as explosive: on the one hand, they reflect an essential structure of life in the digital age, on the other hand—by casting many possible views on one and the same thing — they symbolize openness and tolerance as basic principles of peaceful coexistence in a society.
The perception of reality in layers characterizes life in the digital age. Contemporary artists take up this concept independent of a medium, from traditional painting to GIFs. The exhibition LAYERED LANDSCAPES presents art works which explore the contemporary phenomenon of layers in landscape depictions. Landscape depictions have always been used to express the state of society or to project human wishes and aspirations. These days, landscape depictions reflect human living conditions in the digital age.