Katja Novitskova, Dawn Mission, exhibition view, Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2016, photo: Fred Dott Courtesy the artist and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin.

Kunstverein in Hamburg – Katja Novitskova

Until the 3th of July, Kunstverein in Hamburg presents the exhibition Dawn Mission by visual artist Katja Novitskova. For this first major institutional solo exhibition in Germany, she made a series of new work.

In the exhibition Novitskova creates a speculative space at the threshold of what is made perceivable in the world today, venturing into the frontier terrains of visual data processing. For her works, Novitskova adapts images from online sources that refer to realities lying beyond the capacities of the human eye, but which have long entered our lives as visual artifacts. Today, almost all aspects of human and increasingly nonhuman lives are registered or modeled by software on an environmental scale. High-sensitive satellite cameras, deep-sea robotic vehicles, military machines provide image data often exceeding the human spectrum of vision. The artist creates a poetic interaction between the human, non-human and machinic, venturing beyond our anthropocentric perspective.

The Mondriaan Fund contributed to this exhibition via a Grant for International Presentations.

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