When Paul Valentin received the 2019 Art Prize of the Munich Academy of Fine Arts Foundation sponsored by Karl & Faber, he not only had the prize money to look forward to but also a solo exhibition in the auction house’s rooms in the heart of Munich.
In his prize-winning video Nichts (Nothing), Valentin proposed the theory that the idea of “nothing” helps us to repress the fact that the world does not exist. In his new video project, he provides insight into this thought-provoking notion, referencing ideas by French speed theorist Paul Virilio. Additional works in various media also accompany this new film. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to settle into the passenger seat and embark on a nocturnal journey whose goal is none other than to answer the age-old question of what the world actually is. An artist book accompanies the exhibition and was also made possible by the Karl & Faber Art Prize. Curated by Dr. Anne-Cécile Foulon in collaboration with the artist.
Paul Valentin: Air into Solid
13/09/20 – 25/09/20