What is the correlation between information graphics and art?
The exhibition ‘Painted Diagrams’ at the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt is dedicated to this surprising question.
Beginning with the Bauhaus, the presentation spans a bridge to contemporary art and presents around thirty positions that demonstrate the ironic and subversive, but also affirmative art of diagrams in art.
Inversely, it also takes a look at the repertoire of artistic means of design that graphic designers make use of again and again as if as a matter of course.
As both perspectives show: what is always involved is a cognitive process guided by an aesthetic means, behind which, in the worst case, manipulation, and, in the best case, the obtaining of genuine truth are concealed.
English and German text.
Accompanies the exhibition ‘Painted Diagrams: Bauhaus, Art and Infographics‘, 31 Mar – 29 Sep 2019, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt.