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Artist Talk Arnold Dreyblatt with Dr. Stefan Römer

June 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KANG Contemporary is pleased to announce the Artist Talk with Arnold Dreyblatt alongside the current exhibition INVENTORIES

Friday, 16th of June at 18:00



Ways we remember history, collect memories and hold on to information is a reflection of the present more than a representation of the past. If the past and present seep into each, how does one reinvent the inventory as a record of past lives? The artworks in the exhibition INVENTORIES confront the reproduction of a past that has been observed through singular perspectives and told with condensed words. Through the archive as a memory we seek evidence of the stories that have passed and people who are beginning to be forgotten. The multi-disciplinary artist Arnold Dreyblatt interrogates these ways of remembering and the archive as a space. In his installations of information and text he poses the question of how information and stories are told, saved and erased and why certain information persist over others. One gazes upon the letters and digits that fill this exhibition and realizes that information floats through and transforms our world and our consciousness. As the mind attempts to focus, isolate or connect the textual fragments in the exhibition they stand as a union that lifts these components taken from documents, records, and inventories into a metaphorical sphere.

Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953) is an American media artist and composer. He has been based in Berlin, Germany since 1984. Since 2007, Dreyblatt is a member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin and is the Vice-Director of the Visual Arts Section. He was a Professor of Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art and Design in Kiel, Germany from 2009 to 2022. His artistic practice of the last 30 years has ranged from large staged multi-day performances, involved installations, and lenticular wall works such as “Ephemeris Epigraphica” as well as interactive artistic research projects like “Performing the Black Mountain Archive” (2015) at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art. At the same time, he has continued to develop his unique work in composition and music performance. Dreyblatt’s visual artworks create complex textual and spatial visualizations for memory and history. These projects, which reflect on such themes as recollection and the archive, include permanent installations, digital room projections, dynamic textual objects, and multi-layered lenticular text panels and public artworks.


June 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Friday, 16th of June at 18:00


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Berlin, Berlin 10969
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