What is “being in the now,” and how can one continue to paint in a world that is increasingly shifting to the immaterial space of the digital? Confronted with the inexorable virtualization of reality, Henning Strassburger has been inquiring into what the conditions for painterly narration are. With Bleaching is Teaching, he created an exhibition at the Kunstverein Reutlingen that contemplates the current precipices and possibilities of painting with and in “pictures”: “People no longer see innocently, which means that I as a painter am therefore also unable to do so. One constantly paints the copy or reproduction at the same time. Automatically.”
The book brings together nearly all the works presented in the exhibition.