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INSTA ME, BABY!

The diverse relationships between art and the digital world
7 April – 5 MaY 2024

Open House
April 7th, 2:00 pm

Talk with artist and experts
April 7th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Presenter: Inka Schneider (NDR)

In spring 2024, the collector Ingrid Roosen-Trinks invites people of all generations to explore their creativity in the digital world and social media with her latest initiative and exhibition INSTA ME, BABY! in an international and intergenerational context.

Diverse social media and controversial digital worlds have fundamentally changed our lives in recent years, and art is no exception. The project, which is carried out in collaboration with artists in Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein, asks questions about the interface between art and social media, in particular Instagram. How do the digital worlds affect artistic creation and how does art influence social media?

Since the beginning, the KUNST für ANGELN association has focused on cross-border cultural projects with Danish artists and has already initiated numerous collaborations in the field of art and music with the Danish border region.

MARTIN ASKHOLM, MONKEY BUSINESS, 2019, 71,5 X 71 CM, OIL ON CANVAS,
© MARTIN ASKHOLM

Together with the Sønderjylland Art School in Sønderborg, the association organizes the exhibition INSTA ME, BABY! various events and workshops that deal, for example, with the question of how the aesthetics of art must be designed today in order to be “instagrammable” in social media. In two workshops – one on the Danish side and one on the Schleswig-Holstein side – the participants explore the effect of art on social networks such as Instagram.

The special feature of this exhibition is that people of all ages from Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein have the opportunity to work together with artists from both regions both in Sønderborg and on site at the Wittkielhof. Together with the artists, they are working on an exhibition that not only highlights the aesthetic aspects of artworks, but also emphasizes their optical effect and the critical and playful use of social media.


SLIM AARONS, POOLSIDE GOSSIP, 1970, PHOTOGRAPHY, FRAMED
50X76 CM, COURTESY KUNST FÜR ANGELN E.V. / ROOSEN-TRINKS COLLECTION
© SLIM AARONS, PHOTO: THOMAS RAAKE

The creative results of the workshops will be presented as part of the exhibition INSTA ME, BABY! and are available free of charge until 5 May 2024 at the Wittkielhof in Schleswig-Holstein.

In addition, the project includes a round of talks on the opening day, in which various experts and users deal with the influence of Instagram and social media on our everyday life. It is not only about the simple “liking”, but also about social interaction and our personal identities in the digital age.

During the finissage on 5 May 2024, all the creative results of the workshops will be presented on the Danish side in Sønderjylland Kunstskole and on the German side in Wittkielhof.

INSTA ME, BABY! offers the opportunity to reflect on how art and digital worlds influence each other. The exhibition invites visitors to reflect critically on the influence of the digital world on art and our social interaction.

Curators
Anita Fogh Madsen (DK) and Henrik Becker (DE)

Open House
7 April, 2:00 pm

Talk with artist and experts
7. April, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Presenter: Inka Schneider (NDR)


ARTISTS:

Slim Aarons

Frederik Albrecht

allu.studio

Martin Askholm

Nina Backman

Henrik Becker

Thore Bernstein

Gerd Brockmann and Nejla Yilmaztürk-Barsch

Thorsten Brinkmann

Margarita Broich

Stephen Craig

Nele Engler

Kim Frederik Grambow

Jane Hilton

Stefan Hirsig

René Holm

Esben Weile Kjaer

Anne Lass

Via Lewandowski

Thomas Lunau

Andreas Mühe

Sofie Bird Møller

Tom Sachs

Chili Seitz