Georg Weißbach

Solo exhibition

31.5.2024 – 25.8.2024

ZAK – Centre for Contemporary Art, first floor


Opening: Thursday, May 30 at 7 pm

Dr. Carola Brückner – District Councillor for Culture

Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann – Spandau Department of Culture


Based on generally available painting instructions for amateurs and in an examination of centuries of art history, Georg Weissbach develops a broad panorama of painterly approaches that condense into a comprehensive picture of contemporary artistic strategies in dealing with a medium that has often been declared dead.

His pictures are progressive appropriations and transformations of familiar and less familiar visual material. Numerous references to popular motifs, regular references to the (digital) art history of the 20th and 21st centuries and a subtle sense of humor turn the works in the exhibition into a par force ride through the perspectives and abysses of art. BELIEVE ME not only questions the deceptive promises of an art market that has become unmanageable and its players, but also deciphers the supposed information content of images and text through irony, exaggeration and playful appropriation.

Georg Weissbach subjects what generations of artists from previous eras have produced to a vivisection that is as reverent as it is irreverent, transforming it into a deeply subjective pictorial program. The boundaries between high and popular culture begin to blur, opening up a liberated view of analog image worlds in the digital age.


Fig.: huoadg 5888, | Graphic: Bernhard Rose


With the kind support of