Digital Sculpture – Follow the Unknown
A sculpture is floating in a digital environment, constantly changing its size or surface property. Such a work can’t exist in a reality bound by the laws of physics. The possibilities offered by the digital realm enhance the creation of art and the contemporary artists’ power of innovation, honoured for the first time with the award for digital sculpture, offered by HfK+G* Ulm and the laureate exhibition at Museum Ulm.
Besides painting and architecture, sculpture is one of the most important fields of art history. However, the traditional definitions and characteristics of a sculpture, which is created by adding or removing material, lose their validity in the digital realm. 3-D models may appear in a similar shape, but they are bound by a different set of principles that are to explored and grasped artistically. While the presented works have their individual visual and contentual focus, they all deal with essential areas of our digital times, issues that affect all of us every day. The also illustrate how entangled the spheres of virtuality and reality are.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication (Edition Cantz, Status Verlag / 80 p. / Ger./Engl. / € 18,-), as well as by a extensive programme of public events. The catalogue can be ordered here.
The exhibition is a cooperation with the Institute of digital art at HfK+G*, Ulm