–  Clemens Sels Museum Neuss


abstract painting in an digital world

The exhibition "re:set" comprised twelve positions of non-representational painting from Germany, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. The numerous works showed how diversely current artists react to the challenges of digitalization and virtualization. The digital is penetrating ever further into everyday life worldwide and flooding us with masses of computer-generated images. Never before have images been more important. And never before have they been easier to produce, edit, and manipulate. What can painting achieve and mean today? Can it still fulfill the expectations placed on it, or is a new start necessary?

The traveling exhibition, conceived by the artists Claudia Desgranges and Friedhelm Falke, concluded at the Clemens Sels Museum in Neuss after stops at the Amsterdam Kunstverein, the Kunstmuseum Celle, the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, and the Kunstmuseum Heidenheim. Based on a modified selection of works, the exhibition took a new look at this forward-looking theme and put up for discussion the possibilities and perspectives of abstract painting in a digital world. After extensive renovation and several months of closure, the Clemens Sels Museum Neuss celebrated its proverbial "new start" with this exhibition.

A comprehensive catalog has been published to accompany the exhibition.


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