Friday, 06.10.23, 5pm


How does the history of image printing influence our visual memory? Why is art afraid of being decorative? And what do monkeys have to do with our self-perception? Elisabeth Ehmann’s cosmos of animals, and kaleidoscopic landscapes comprises sculptures, collages, and installation elements. Though the show’s catchy aesthetic might seem harmless at first, it takes viewers on a journey through the history of images and shows us how our ways of seeing have been conditioned along the way.

The monkey appears not only as a representational motif in various guises, but also as a metaphor: both similar to humans and yet ‘other’, it stands for shortcomings in human self-awareness and the indissoluble gap between how we perceive ourselves and how we are perceived by others. Perceptual shifts also lie in wait as we look at the artist’s collages, some of which span several metres. On closer inspection, their richness of detail transpires as a journey through the history of image reproduction, from historical encyclopaedias and 1970s porn magazines to the latest catalogues of international auction houses. The conjunction of these pictorial sources originating from archives, antiquarian bookshops, and magazine racks does not just amount to a form of sampling, but rather offers insights into the evolution of representational forms, printing processes, and paper properties – in short, into the development of image printing. In an expansion of traditional analogue techniques, we see digitised collage motifs printed on fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles or bronze casts in versions made from wood-based polymers. They exemplify contemporary, technologically innovative, and sustainable image-making.

Originally trained as a graphic designer, Ehmann came to fine art as something of an outsider. She thus explores the conventional idea of the artist’s role while challenging the boundaries of the concept of art by incorporating cross-disciplinary elements.

We are delighted to welcome you to “Flughafen Tempelhof – 100 Jahre 100 Stunden”.

Guests can easily and for free register for the event through the official ticket link, except for the Boheme Sauvage Party on October 7, 2023.

Opening hours
Friday 06.10.23, 5 pm
until Tuesday 10.10.23, 10 pm

Art Gallery (BOX N°4):
Fr. 06.10.23,
5 – 10 pm
Sa. 07.10.23,
9 am – 6 pm
So. 08./Mo. 09./Di. 10.10.,
9 am –  10 pm


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Can You See Me?, 2023 / Photo © Ulf Saupe

Can You See Me?, 2023 / Photo © Ulf Saupe

All At Once, 2023 / Photo © Maria del Pilar Garcia Ayensa