Opening Friday, October 30, 2020, 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
“Is there a relationship between medicine and art? Both are willing to measure reality’s anomalies by their own means. Hennric Jokeit is a neuroscientist, and his photographic art comes from both sources. He creates views of urban spaces and cultural landscapes that are as precise as they are mysterious. The negative form that irritates vision has been central to Jokeit’s work since the beginning of his artistic career. The viewer may not immediately recognize that these images are negatives. Nevertheless, the involuntary activation of contrast reversal processes in the visual brain creates a new, more intensive access to this “radiological atlas of unfulfilled promises”, as a critic once called his work. Jokeit’s diagnosis of the self-tired world may have melancholy features, but it is never without hope. A hope that is often located in the gap between reality and wishful thinking. The unique fascination emanating from Jokeit’s worldviews has to do with this philosophically deepened understanding of hope: Recognizing the negative is our only chance to take the finding seriously. Ewa Hess, Zurich / New York, 2020″
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