14 February 2019
A work on loan from the EPO's art collection is being featured in an exhibition at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. The exhibition - a large retrospective of the German artist Dieter Jung, which runs from 9 February to 2 June 2019 - presents Jung's holokinetic mobile from the Office's collection prominently in the foyer of the ZKM.
Entitled "Dieter Jung. Between and Beyond", the exhibition pays tribute to the extensive work of the Berlin-based artist who has been exploring light, space and movement as central themes in his art. Jung's interest in the process of visual perception, the dual phenomena of light as particles and waves, and the technical composition of images has seen him emerge as one of the leading protagonists of holography in media art. The exhibition at the ZKM juxtaposes Jung's paintings, drawings and prints with his holograms, holographic mobiles and holographic light spaces.
The EPO's art collection comprises some 800 works. Founded in 1980 and dedicated to emerging art, the collection aims to provide a link to society and, at the same time, to enhance the workplace for EPO staff and reflect its multicultural nature.