We are excited to share some views of 'A Change in Weather (Broadcast Material 1989–2001)', Matthias Groebel‘s first comprehensive institutional solo exhibition to date!
Congratulations to Matthias Groebel as well as Kathrin Bentele and Andreas Selg who jointly curated this exhibtion of a long-hidden treasure with a brilliant presentation to be experienced through February 26, 2023, at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf. Don‘t miss!
From the press release:
A Change in Weather (Broadcast Material 1989–2001) is the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of the Cologne-based artist Matthias Groebel (b. 1958 in Aachen, DE). Over the past four decades, and largely without institutional recognition, Groebel has created a unique oeuvre featuring paintings based on images from television, along with drawings, photographs, videos, and research works. As a trained pharmacist, Groebel came to art in the early 1980s as an autodidact. It was during this period that private analog satellite television spread throughout West German households, allowing unprecedented round-the-clock access to a wide range of international television programs. Groebel’s works reflect this new media condition of open-access television, which directly paved the way for the subscription-based streaming and pay-per-view services of today.
The exhibition is accompanied by the artist‘s first comprehensive monograph 'Painted Faces. Broadcast Material 1989–2006' thanks to
Save the date:
On the weekend of February 4 and 5, 2023, the Kunstverein will host a program of events to accompany Matthias Groebel’s solo exhibition. It includes contributions by the British cultural theorist Sadie Plant, the German author and artist Hans-Christian Dany, as well as a performance-concert by the US-based experimental musical duo Jack Callahan and Jeff Witscher.
All installation views by Cedric Mussano
All artwork images by Simon Vogel