Paul Valentin – DOXA




GiG at L13 Studio


23.03.23, 7 pm, opening


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GiG Munich is really happy to continue working with Lothringer 13 Halle again this year, and will begin the new series of exhibitions - Thought in Practice - at the Studio space with the exhibition Doxa, by Paul Valentin. The series aims to bring together different artists, who share a strong interest in philosophical concepts and who make these concepts the focus of their artistic practice.

Paul Valentin’s work has long dealt with the questions of metaphysics, such as the concept of truth, nothingness, or the structure of reality. Similarly in this Lothringer exhibition, “doxa” refers to the Ancient Greek definition of opinion, opposed to the much more serious and worthy “epitome” or knowledge. The exhibition consists of digitally-constructed fictional temple of Aletheia - the Goddess of truth in Greek mythology. Its fragments are not the 3-D artefacts found by archeological teams on a remote site, but the flat illusions, created, artificially aged and distressed by the artist using computer software.  In this work Valentin presents truth as something that is always made: fragments of a temple that first had to be constructed before being destroyed.

Paul Valentin is currently based in Munich, working primarily with video and animation but also occasionally with music, digital relief and sculpture. His work has been presented at the European Media Art Festival, Haus der Kunst, Museum Villa Rot, Centro Cultural Moçambique, Sluice Biennale London and Exchange Rates Festival in New York. He was awarded the Karl & Faber Prize in 2019, as well as the Academy Association Prize that year and the Scholarship for fine arts by the City of Munich in 2021.

Curated by Magdalena Wisniowska


Reference project/s
Electric bodies shooting through space by Janna Jirkova is the third exhibition in GiG Munich's Re-collection series at Lothringer 13 Studio.
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Animals on my mind is the second of GiG Munich’s Re-collection series of exhibitions at Lothringer 13 Studio, featuring the work of Julia Klemm and Zuza Piekoszewska. 
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First part of the exhibition series Re-collection organised by GiG Munich at Lothringer 13 Studio from July to December 2022.
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