A thematic media history exhibition on the medium of the projected image with slide series and light installations of pioneering works from the early 1970s to the present.
The exhibition “Projection” is devoted to one of the most fascinating themes of art since the 1960s. It uses paradigmatic works to develop a historical passageway up to the present.
On the one hand the concept of projection means “throwing an image” onto a wall, but on the other also the conception of a thought and a metaphor for imagination. Along with the “idea projectionis” – projection as metaphor – the exhibition seeks to develop the significance of its surrounding architecture as an installative element of its performance practice.
With works by Paul Chan (USA, *1973), Imi Knoebel (D, *1940), Peter Fischli (CH, *1952)/ David Weiss (CH, *1946 ), Ryan Gander (GB, *1976), Liam Gillick (GB, *1964), Dan Graham (USA, *1942 ), Cornelia Parker (GB, *1956), Beat Streuli (CH, *1957), Valie Export (A, *1940).
An exhibition from the Art Museum Lucerne, curated by Susanne Neubauer.
A catalogue will be published for the exhibition.
Image, Projections and reality
Projection: An exhibition of light images. It shows not only the classical projection of images, the light medium, but also deals with mental images in diverse variations.
Ten international artists from several generations show different ways of dealing with an originally functional medium – the slide – and its current successor in data projection.
The selection of twelve significant works from forty years conveys historical developments and represents the broad spectrum of possibilities that have opened up for art in this field.
Several historical works, such as those by Dan Graham or Imi Knoebel, have previously been rarely shown and can thus be regarded as discoveries. These and older works by Fischli/Weiss have proved to be key works in the further development of the artists’ oeuvre.
Valie Export’s exploration of the relationship between reality and apparatus is already regarded as a “classic”. The fascinating tour ends chronologically with Paul Chan’s digital animation 1st light, in which everyday objects are distorted by being depicted as silhouettes,
thus arching all the way back to Plato’s famous allegory of the cave.