What is the correlation between information graphics and art? The exhibition Painted Diagrams at the Museum für Konkrete Kunst in Ingolstadt is dedicated to this surprising question. Beginning with the Bauhaus, the presentation spans a bridge to contemporary art and presents around thirty positions that demonstrate the ironic and subversive, but also affirmative art of diagrams in art. Inversely, it also takes a look at the repertoire of artistic means of design that graphic designers make use of again and again as if as a matter of course. As both perspectives show: what is always involved is a cognitive process guided by an aesthetic means, behind which, in the worst case, manipulation, and, in the best case, the obtaining of genuine truth are concealed.
Artists: Karl-Heinz Adler, Shūsaku Arakawa, Gerd Arntz, Frank Badur, Maja Bajević, Horst Bartnig, Willem Besselink, Katja Berlin, Max Bill, Böhler & Orendt, Hartmut Böhm, Christian Cap, Ariamna Contino / Alex Hernández, Jochen Flinzer, José Heerkens, Channa Horwitz, Nick Koppenhagen, Margaret Camilla Leiteritz, Richard Paul Lohse, Mark Lombardi, Frank Maier, Lucía Simón Medina, Vera Molnár, Hermann J. Painitz, Andreas Siekmann / Alice Creischer, Jorinde Voigt, Stephen Willats