Meet at

Haarlem

Repainting artworks
EN NL

Markus Selg
Markus Selg Markus Selg

Previous article

O Muse!

Next article

Rhubarb Rhubarb

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Location

Hal

Partners

 Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

Duration

± 60 minutes

Share

Primitive Data

What is the relationship between technology and spirituality? Between soul, mind and matter? What is archaic and what is contemporary? What is a ‘real’ or authentic image and what is reproduction or imitation? These are central questions in the work of German artist Markus Selg. In his sculptures, collages, installations and films Selg processes objects and visual elements from different eras and cultures. His work is sometimes traditional and craftsmanlike, then highly technological. He examines what it means to live in a world where the majority of images only consist of digital data, bits and bytes. This results in an incredibly diverse universe of images, which comprises computer games, sci-fi films, voodoo, Bible Stories, panoramas or traditional sculptures from Benin.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Exhibition

In his solo exhibition Primitive Data in De Hallen Haarlem Markus Selg (1974, Singen) was showing work from the past ten years. His selection was not presented chronologically, but installed in a comprehensive Gesamtkunstwerk, which read like a mythological ‘circle of life’ – from birth to death. In the exhibition in De Hallen, the idea of ‘sacrifice’ (a present or gift to a higher power) and water (from the mythological river Styx, which separates the world of the living from the underworld, to the stream of images that daily engulfs us on the internet and social media) were recurring elements. In the space of the Vleeshal Selg realized a new, site-specific multimedia installation.

Markus Selg lives and works in Berlin. Primitive Data is his first solo museum exhibition in the Netherlands. Recent exhibitions include BOX Freiraum in Berlin, de Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam and CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux.

Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Explore

The Hals Phenomenon
A Glimpse into the Fascinating World of Frans…
Location Hof
Noise!
Frans Hals, Otherwise
Location Hal
Frans Hals and the Moderns
Hals meets Manet, Singer Sargent, Van Gogh
Location Hof
Infinite Gardens
Infinite Gardens
Location Hof
The Upstairs Room of Aart Taminiau
A search for the identity of the Oude…
Location Hal

Game 3 of 3

Dislike
Frans Hals

Koos Breukel

Jan van Scorel

Guido van der Werve

Maerten van Heemskerck

Drag & drop if you like

or dislike it

Go on! Drag me around!

Are you sure?!

I don't like him aswell

He doesn't like you I'm afraid

Meet at Frans Hals!

Game 1 of 3

lock
lock

Game 2 of 3