July 28 – December 3, 2023
curated by Thomas Elsen

Roni Ben Porat ∙ Philipp Goldbach ∙ Monika Huber ∙ Karen Irmer ∙ Kotek ∙ Claire Laude ∙ Zoe Leonard ∙ Richard Prince ∙ Kerstin Skringer ∙ Rosemarie Trockel ∙ Troika ∙ James White

PaintingPhotography examines artistic concepts at the intersection of photography and painting. The blending and overlapping of the two spheres has long since generated transitions that are superficially barely perceptible, and not only on a technical level. The visual portfolios of artistic pictorial invention are increasingly dissolving categorizations based on classical standards in favor of new image forms, in which theoretical reflection, poetry, and new associative spaces are in the process of being created. Dissolution as well as expansion are equally poles that capture and develop the intertwining of photographic and painterly images to a greater extent.

Twelve artists from France, Great Britain, Israel, Germany and the USA present ‘pure’ as well as cross-media works of art from photography, painting and video.

Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg, H2 – ZENTRUM FÜR GEGENWARTSKUNST IM GLASPALAST
Beim Glaspalast 1, Amagasakiallee, 86153 Augsburg,

Artwork of Karen Irmer
Artwork of Karen Irmer

Berlin | Month of Photography OFF
Illuminations Of Disenchantment

Anja Engelke, Saeed Foroghi, Ingo Gerken, Esther Hagenmaier, Karen Irmer, Katrin Jaquet, Ute Lindner, Anastasia Mityukova

March 3 to April 1, 2023

Fridays, Saturdays 16-19 clock and by appointment 0170-4645016

Opening on Friday, March 3 from 4 p.m.

Artist talk moderated by Jens Pepper on Saturday, March 18 4 p.m.

The exhibition brings together eight artists who explore or transcend the boundaries of the medium of photography and its conventional forms of presentation.

Atelier Jaquet, Langhansstr. 139 13086 Berlin-Weißensee


Annual gifts Kunstverein Munich
December 3 – 11, 2022

The webshop to view the Jahresgaben (not yet available for sale) is now online:
The Jahresgaben will open on Friday, December 2 and will be available for sale on that day exclusively on site from 6pm to 10pm.

From Saturday, December 3, 12 noon, the annual gifts can also be purchased online via our webshop. The exhibition is open daily from noon to 6 p.m. up to and including Sunday, December 11.

Condition for the purchase is the membership in the Kunstverein München. It is also possible to become a member only when purchasing an Jahresgabe. Annual gifts cannot be reserved and can only be purchased from the opening evening.

Please feel free to drop by!

very slow video work about the perception of time

nkd, Nordic Artists Centre Dale, Norway
august to october 2022

dauerhaft flüchtig, Finstertann

Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt
Karen Irmer – dauerhaft flüchtig
15.09.2021.- 7.11.2021

Opening: 14:09.
7 pm

In 2020, the scholarship for artistic photography and electronic media, which is offered annually by the Province of Carinthia in cooperation with the Department of Culture Klagenfurt, went to the German media artist Karen Irmer. Due to Corona, the 5-month working stay in the painter’s studio of the city of Klagenfurt took place only this year.
“My works have no identifiable space or place. If you cannot clearly assign and recognize the things you see, what are you looking at? You observe yourself seeing. Seeing itself becomes the object of observation.”

The artist also devoted herself to the play with perception during her stay in Carinthia. The reflection of one’s own viewing continues to be an integral part of her artistic strategy. In the exhibition, a video work in which only the smallest movements take place is juxtaposed with large-format photographic prints. Depending on the incidence of light, these show a different contrast, which further intensifies the inherent mystical quality.

In this way, it is not the individual appearance as such, but the atmospheric situation that becomes the motif. The result is photographs of poetic beauty that, with their implied ambiguity, do not always allow the viewer to clearly determine their location.

virtual reality art work of Karen Irmer

Zweigstelle Berlin
augsburg contemporary
Domestic Space – Fotografie
with Anja Behrens and Kirk Sora
31.01.2021.- 6.3.2021

On the occasion of the exhibition, a portrait of Karen Irmer was published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Due to the current situation, the exhibition is currently only visible through the shop window. However, the video work can be viewed on the project page
>>> Project page: 360° view of Visual Koan

Artwork of Karen Irmer

km Kunstverein München
Jahresgaben 2020
4.12.2020 – 16.12.2020

Karen Irmer
der Himmel um mich
photography, 2020