Armin Linke: The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen
operatig theatre
Fri, March 24, 2017 – Sun, June 18, 2017

The exhibition presented at the ZKM in 2016 as part of the GLOBALE now opens its doors on 23 March 2017 in the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen.

For more than 20 years, Armin Linke has documented in his photographs the effects of globalization, the transformation from a city to a mega metropolis and the networking of post-industrial society through digital information and communication technologies. His pictures capture the radical economic, environmental and geological changes.

His photo archive—which has now grown to more than 500,000 pictures—forms the starting point of »The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen«. Armin Linke has invited scientists, theorists and cultural anthropologists, such as Ariella Azoulay, Lorraine Daston, Frank Farelli, Bruno Latour, Peter Weibel, Marc Wigley and Jan Zalasiewicz to discuss his photographic archive and to make a subjective choice against the background of their own individual approach to research. The commenting texts and interviews are integrated into the display system and explain the process behind the selection of the pictures. The arrangements are adapted to the respective location of the exhibition and completed with local or time-specific details.

Along with the publication »The Appearance of That Which Cannot Be Seen« (engl., approx. 400 pages, Sector Books), there is a booklet in German for the exhibition in Aachen.

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Karlsruhe

Produziert vom ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe und dem Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Mailand in Kooperation mit dem Ludwig Forum Aachen.