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5 July 2018

Caline Aoun - Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year 2018/2019 - seeing is believing

Curated by Anne Palopoli and Britta Färber
Galleria Gian Ferrari, MAXXI
September 28th - November 18th 2018

MAXXI and Deutsche Bank present seeing is believing, the first large-scale exhibition in Europe by Caline Aoun, winner of Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year award 2018-2019.

In her work, Caline Aoun combines minimalism and conceptual art with the question of how the evolution of digital technologies alters our perception of images and information. Aoun's practice takes place between an alternating of physicality and "digitality", abstraction and concreteness, repeatedly questioning where tangible representation fails human perception. Indeed, her work has the incredible aspect of turning the invisible into something visible. Throughout topographical studies she engages with spaces materially, altering the surfaces and transforming them. At MAXXI the artist will present a series of site-specific works, in which the viewer will be immersed in a very textural and material illusion, engaging with the museum's physicality. Architectural components of the museum will be subject to playful material transformations, re-visiting and re-inventing the physicality of the space.

The award "Artist of the Year" is given at the recommendation of the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council, consisting of the renowned curators Hou Hanru, artistic director of MAXXI, Okwui Enwezor, Udo Kittelmann, and Victoria Noorthoorn. The award goes to a contemporary artist who has created an oeuvre that is artistically and socially relevant integrating the media of paper and photography, the two main areas of focus of the Deutsche Bank Collection.

After its premier at MAXXI in 2019 the show will be on view at Deutsche Bank's Palais Populaire in Berlin. Deutsche Bank's Art, Culture & Sports division is a global unit that concentrates, cross-links and develops Deutsche Bank's activities and strengthens the company's cultural diversity.
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