Idris Khan

26 Jan - 09 Mar 2008

Idris Khan, exhibition view, K21, 2008
Before the temporary closing of K20 and the subsequent removal of the collection, the large hall on the ground floor will house one last exhibition. A show with works by the young British artist Idris Khan (born in 1978) has been planned. Since completing his studies at the Royal College of Art in London in 2004, he has produced an intellectually lucid, visually impressive and technically brilliant œuvre in only a few years. Khan’s subjects show his passionate interest in culturally coded works and artefacts from the spheres of literature, art and music. Photography and video are his media of choice. In his photographs he digitally superimposes pictures, texts or scores he has acquired onto one another. In his videos on classic pieces of music by Bach and Schubert, musical performances are turned into visual and acoustic palimpsests through multiple repetition and layering.

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