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Jakob Emdal, Jonas Kasper Jensen
08.06.2018 to 22.07.2018


Thursday, 7.06.2018 - 7:00 pm

opening hours

tuesday - friday
11.00 - 19.00

saturday, sunday
12.00 - 18.00


basis e.V. Gutleutstraße 8-12 60329 Frankfurt am Main

We very much look forward to welcoming two Städelschule alumni, Jakob Emdal and Jonas Kasper Jensen, in Frankfurt again for their exhibition Perspicuus, running from 8 June to 22 July 2018.

The two Danish artists have worked closely together to create new works especially for the duo show. From photography to installation, sound and painting, the exhibition spans the constant development of the image in the context of technological and historical progress.

In their work, Jakob Emdal and Jonas Kasper Jensen investigate changes in meaning as well as of the reception of the visible in relation to new technologies and digital imagery. Through the aid of both photography and installation, they bridge the physical and digital worlds, while analysing the structures of net-based image and knowledge production. In keeping with the title Perspicuus (Latin: transparent, clear), the artists delve into the integration and development of digital imagery as well as the construction and representation of Internet-orientated practices and uncover their structures. Yet how can algorithmic and technical processes be transformed into pictorial representation? What particularities can be gathered from technological image production and usage? Further, what specific and inherent aesthetic do they contain?

By way of artistic transformations and translations, or a mixture of these processes, Emdal and Jensen seek to consider these issues and to develop complex works that make abstract digital networks tangible. In doing so, they not only question the guidelines for digital image usage, but also the value ascribed to them as well as the specific form of reception given to photography on the net as a new form of imagery.

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