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Courtesy of Galleries Jocelyn Wolff & Nächst St. Stephan; photo: François Doury

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Courtesy of Galleries Jocelyn Wolff & Nächst St. Stephan; photo: François Doury

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Exhibition
March 3 to 31, 2007

Opening
Saturday, March 3, 2007, 5 pm
 
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Art today can hardly compete with the spectacle offered by the artfulness of technology, unless it appropriates technology as a medium, which is what Julius Popp does. But the gimmick of artificiality is for him only a tactic to attract the viewer into a short-time capsule given by aesthetic contemplation. Like a modern memento mori the work gives way to a quest for meaning, objectified not in the human skull or fading beauty of a still life, but in the oddity against nature of liquid shaped into words and images taken at random from news webs and existing for the span of an eye blink. Information is quantifiable in “bits,” yet how does it qualify in terms of meaning?

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Julius Popp

Julius Popp was born in 1973 in Nuremberg. He studied at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig (Meisterschüler Astrid Klein). He received numerous international awards including the Künstföderpreis der Stadtwerke Halle und Leipzig 2002, the Robot Choice Award 2003, and he was nominated for the Inspire-award 2004. In 2004, he notably exhibited at Artexpo in New York and in “Verfahren im Raum” at Kunstraum B2 in Leipzig. He works and lives in Leipzig, Germany.