Personal invitation from HEITSCH GALLERY to the opening event of HE ART SPACE, the new art space in Schwabing, Amalienstr. 41, with the latest works by Berlin artist Eike König.
Modern technology and modern faith are neither complements nor opposites, nor do they represent successive stages of human development. They are fused and always have been, with the technological enterprise being at the same time an essentially religious endeavor. Technology and religion are similar in that they evoke religious feelings of omnipotence, devotion and awe, and promise some kind of salvation/redemption.“ – David Noble.
„In a BRUTAL BANAL way, Eike König, like the digital frog from Frogger, moves on the busy road of the post-industrial revolution to arrive unscathed on the other side without knowing what awaits him there.
Isn’t that a good metaphor for life itself? Every now and then he is run over, gets up again and starts running again to cross another road full of rapidly moving technological objects whose actual programming is purely to move in the direction of the future, but every now and then also causes a life-threatening collision. How can one escape this? By ignoring the ‚insert coin to continue‘.
Progress, prosperity, education, exploitation, class struggle, strike, freedom (who doesn’t get tired reading this?) …
Walk, together with us, from pillar to post of our industrial nation (slash) consumer society. And don’t forget: the art on display here is for sale.
Eike König and the gallery team look forward to your visit