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Exhibitions 03|2007

Mein Gen, das hat fünf Ecken...
(My Gene, It has Five Corners...)

ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art,
Project space 01

The exhibition opening takes place on Friday, 30th march at 7pm
Place: State Academy for Design [HfG] at the entrance to the Museum

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Diverse works by artists Gerard Caris, Wolfgang Herbold, Andreas Horlitz, Karsten K. Panzer PerZan, Hermann Josef Roth, and Julian Voss-Andreae, which illuminate the fields of art and science from a variety of artistic perspectives, will be shown in the Project Space 01, parallel to the exhibition "Mischa Kuball: ReMix/Broca II (Letters/Numbers)."

In his work, Caris concentrates on the regular pentagon, which finds use in drawing, sculpture, architecture, and design.
As a starting point for his work, Herbold takes pictures from the everyday and scientific worlds and transforms them digitally.
Horlitz’s interests, on the other hand, are directed at the complex forms of text and signs; he transforms genetic codes and brainwaves into aesthetic objects.
PerZan, for his part, develops 3D color systems based on the genetic code of DNA and the ancient Chinese texts of the I Ching.
Similar to Roth’s documenting of the useful aesthetics of molecular structures, Voss-Andreae reveals how proteins, which are otherwise understood only intellectually, can be experienced sensually.

Curators Andreas F. Beitin, Gregor Jansen

Artist Talk On 31 March 2007, at 4 p.m., a discussion on »Art and Science« will take place at the ZKM_Lecture hall with the artists participating in the exhibition as well as Mischa Kuball, Peter Weibel, and Gregor Jansen.

Catalog Kindly supported by Fonds voor beeldende kunsten, vormgeving en bouwkunst, Amsterdam. Accompanying the exhibition will be published a catalog on Gerard Caris' work Gerard Caris, Pentagonismus – Pentagonism, Gregor Jansen und Peter Weibel (Eds.), Köln (Verl. d. Buchhandl. Walther König), 2007

Recommended websites:
· Gerard Caris
· Andreas Horlitz:
· Karsten K. Panzer PerZan:
· Hermann Josef Roth:
· Julian Voss-Andreae:

Photo credits:
[1] Gerard Caris
Installationview »Gerard Caris«, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2001
© Photo: Rico Meijers (Sittard, Niederlande)
[2] Wolfgang Herbold
o. T. (Z_040504_b), 2004, digital print, 42 x 59 cm. On loan from the artist
© Wolfgang Herbold
[3] Andreas Horlitz
Transcriptum, 2000, Light object, tube of Plexiglas, serigraph slide, fluorescent tube, 280 x 20 cm diameter. Dr. Michael Rosenthal, Firma Baerlocher Munic
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2007, photo: Studio Andreas Horlitz
[4] Karsten K. Panzer PerZan
ASMP Gene A, 2007, inkjet plot on canvas, 110 x 160 cm. On loan from the artist
© Karsten K. Panzer PerZan
[5] Hermann Josef Roth
Twistan, 2007, digital print, 30 x 42 cm © Prof. Dr. H. Roth
[6] Julian Voss-Andreae
Skizze für »Green Fluorescent Protein«-sculpture, detail, 2001, digital print, 27,9 x 43,2 cm
© Julian Voss-Andreae


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