EBERHARD HAVEKOST - AKADEMOS
Juli 12 to October 20, 2013
This show marks a continuation of the irregular series of "AKADEMOS" exhibitions, which are staged in Museum Küppersmühle to present the works of distinguished professors at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art. A professor in Düsselsdorf since 2010, Eberhard Havekost has been hailed as the shooting star of German painting. In his work he seeks to reflect the world, civilisation, architecture, mass consumption and the behaviour of our media-dominated society in a variety of painterly ways. Based on his own collection of digital photographic material of people, objects or landscapes, as relics of our civilisation, he alters the images on the computer, and liberates them from their original context before integrating them into his work. The resulting paintings consistently interrogate the authenticity of our first-glance perception and sensitize the viewer to the subjectivity of our media-driven world.