Opening: 6th November, 2021, 5 – 10 p.m.
Duration: 7th November – 5th December, 2021
Greetings Dr. Werner Dohmen, Chairman NAK
Introduction: Mathis Henne, Curatorial Assistent NAK

NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, in cooperation with STAWAG, is pleased to present the first institutional exhibition of the artist duo Fleckstein/ Dworczyk as part of the exhibition series Young Art Euroregion.

In the exhibition witness to the (digital) world, Fleckstein and Dworczyk realize multimedia works site-specifically for the exhibition space of the Kunstverein. They address the unity and inseparability of current technological developments with the realities of our lives and reflect on the phenomena of a digital culture. Via screenshots, manipulated user interfaces of digital applications as well as artificially generated voices and body images, the artists approach the motifs, elements and details of the (digital) everyday life in a dialogical way.

In their work, the ambiguity of social networks in terms of self-presentation and the underlying reality as well as the relationship between anonymous user behavior and media prominence take on an important role. Private and personal everyday objects meet media references in the installations. The duality of digital and analog worlds is questioned, the problematic nature of the supposed binary principle is revealed.

Hannes Fleckstein and Mateusz Dworczyk have been working together in dialogue since 2018. The individual and social handling of image data is the starting point for their joint artistic practice. They embrace the possibilities of digital image production and examine images as signs in the environment of socio-technical networks.

Hannes Fleckstein was born in Greifswald in 1985. He studied media art at the Akademie für Handwerksdesign Gut Rosenberg, Aachen, and the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel, under Prof. Arnold Dreyblatt and Prof.in Sabine Hornig, as well as experimental design at the UFG Linz under Prof.in Anna Jermolaewa. Mateusz Dworczyk, born in 1994 in Zabrze, Poland, studied photography under Prof. Peter Hendricks and Prof.in Dr. Petra Maria Meyer at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel. Fleckstein/ Dworzyk live and work in Kiel

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