Exhibition Identities & Fractures

   © Tobias Klein

Thu, 12.12.2019 -
Sat, 25.01.2020

Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio

14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre
No.2 Harbour Road

Solo exhibition by Tobias Klein: Lenticular Prints and 3D-Objects

12.12.2019 (Thu) at 7:00 PM in the presence of Tobias Klein
Introduction by Dr. Harald Kraemer (School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)

3D Printing Workshop by Tobias Klein
Part I: Introduction to 3D Printing
16.1.2020 (Thu), 6:00pm - 8:30pm, Goethe-Gallery
Part II: 3D Printing Hands-On Workshop
18.1.2020 (Sat), 2:30pm - 4:00pm, Goethe-Gallery
Fee: $120 (including material)
Conducted in English, registration: Alice.Ho@goethe.de

Artist Talk with Tobias Klein and Dr. Harald Kraemer
18.1.2020 (Sat), 4:15pm - 5:30pm, Goethe-Gallery
Free admission, conducted in English

In his first solo exhibition at the Goethe-Institut in Hong Kong, the German artist Tobias Klein shows a diverse range of his oeuvre set as a series of counter-positions and inspiring comparisons. Transformations, Metamorphoses, Reshaping – Tobias Klein's works reveal a continuous transitory state of being. He articulates this state through the simultaneous representation and sequence of spatial movement, as happens in the colourful lenticular prints ‘Simulacra Naturans’ and ‘Mask lenticular’. In the work ‘Inversive Embodiment’ two different moments of the same form represent the temporal sequence of a transformation process as it happens. The attraction of the works ‘Glass Mutations III’ as well as ‘Ghost and Flower’ lies on the one hand in the interplay of the different materials, and on the other, in the different resulting forms and their changing surface structure. ‘Vessels of Vanitas’, is based on  strong symmetries and the incredibly dense ornamental language, which reminds us of the plant morphology of Erich Haeckel.

All works of art – selected here by Tobias Klein and Harald Kraemer – play with the idea of searching for a new or changed identity, which is constructed through the material or the flux of the form or an interplay of these two. And like every process of identity-finding, there are breakages and ruptures. The attraction of this exhibition lies in making these visible to the viewer.

Tobias Klein

   © Tobias Klein Tobias Klein, born 1979 in Bonn, is a German Artist/Architect. His works and writings construct the practice of Digital Craftsmanship. He established this operational synthesis of digital and physical materials and tools as poetic (Poïesis) and technical (Technê) expressions. Klein’s works are based on the use of contemporary CAD/CAM technologies with site and culturally specific narratives, intuitive non-linear design processes, and historical cultural references.

His works are exhibited international at the London Science Museum, the V&A, The Venice Architectural Biennale, the Science Gallery (Melbourne), the container (Tokyo), the Bellevue Arts Museum, the MoCA Taipei, Museum of Moscow and Vancouver and in the permanent collection of China’s first 3D Print Museum in Shanghai, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma (USA) and the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu).

Tobias Klein is an Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.

Exhibition opening hours:
10:00am - 8:30pm (Mon - Fri)
1:00pm - 6:00pm (Sat)
Closed 21.12.2019 - 1.1.2020, on Sundays and public holidays