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Guided tour: Technological components, circuit boards and machines – dialogic insights into Ulla Wiggen’s early work

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 4 pm – 5.30 pm

Swedish artist Ulla Wiggen is a pioneer of a movement that predicted the digital revolution. In the mid-1960s she created small gouache paintings on gauze showing the inner workings of an electronic amplifier. Later works show larger, seemingly functional circuit boards, that reveal their fictional character upon closer inspection. Over a span of six years Wiggen produced 30 paintings that represent an important milestone of her career.

The dialogical guided tour with Louise Knafla (art educator and scientist) and Claire Zimmermann (postgraduate and scientific associate at University of Kassel and at the documenta institute) focuses on a selection of these early works currently on display in the exhibition OUTSIDE / INSIDE. It provides an opportunity to understand Ulla Wiggen’s practice in more detail, considering art history developments and the cyberfeminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s as well as a digital aesthetic.

The brief reflection of Ulla Wiggen’s biography and significant career steps will be followed by a more in-depth discussion and contextualization of her early work.

For adults. Admission is free.