Kunsthalle Würth

Exhibition preview for the main exhibition space

The third dimension in the picture. Holograms and optical illusions in the Würth Collection

Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall

June 3rd, 2024 until fall 2025

 

Seeing and understanding - if only it were that simple. The exhibition with holograms and other optical illusions promises to be a visual experience that challenges our perception. We see images that change in the next second, that move and that allow more than one interpretation.

 

In the 1960s, this lively and scientifically based art set the tone. The works, which required no prior training, were the epitome of a democratic new consciousness. Far removed from traditional museum concepts, they were aimed directly at their audience, inviting them to participate - even if only visually - through their dynamic, sometimes even aggressive effect. Thanks to the rapid development of digital technologies, holography has once again become the focus of attention. Research is being conducted into holographic displays that will permanently change the way we work, learn and communicate.

“Self portrait with lens”, ruby pulsed laser master and 40x30 cms white light reflection silver halide glass plate made by Edwina Orr  © Edwina Orr

“Self portrait with lens”, ruby pulsed laser master and 40x30 cms white light reflection silver halide glass plate made by Edwina Orr © Edwina Orr

Victor Vasarely, EG-I, 1967, Würth Collection Inv. 5723 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024

Victor Vasarely, EG-I, 1967, Würth Collection Inv. 5723 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024

Melissa Crenshaw & Sydney Dinsmore, Untitled, Würth Collection Inv. 20135 © Melissa Crenshaw & Sydney Dinsmore

Melissa Crenshaw & Sydney Dinsmore, Untitled, Würth Collection Inv. 20135 © Melissa Crenshaw & Sydney Dinsmore

Günther Uecker, Weiße Spirale, 1991-1992, Würth Collection Inv. 4530 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024

Günther Uecker, Weiße Spirale, 1991-1992, Würth Collection Inv. 4530 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024

“Scream”, 1987, Animated 3 step pulse laser master and 50x60 cms white light reflection silver halide film hologram made by Richmond Holographic Studio / Edwina Orr. © Edwina Orr

“Scream”, 1987, Animated 3 step pulse laser master and 50x60 cms white light reflection silver halide film hologram made by Richmond Holographic Studio / Edwina Orr. © Edwina Orr

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