Julian Irlinger deals with politics of the image and institutional contexts in his work. In the Studio Ost (Studio East) of the Kunsthalle Damstadt, he shows lenticular prints and architectural elements. The conceptual framing draws the attention to the contradictions inherent to the production of art. Thus the connection between economy, the public sphere, and art is negotiated.
The lenticular prints consist of two overlapping screenshots, taken by the artists during virtual online-tours through museums. The nearly identical images show the interior of the Frick Collection in New York, one of the most important publicly accessible private collections. The online images of those interiors were produced and made available to the public by the Frick Collection as well as the mega corporation Google.
One central aspect is the constant change of the installation. In contrast to the constant availability of images on the internet, the exhibition can never be grasped in its entirety. Lenticular prints are added, removed and reorganized into new arrangements, whereby Julian Irlinger puts the experience of the physical exhibition space into question.
Opening: November 12, 5pm