Identities and Fractures: Solo Exhibition by Tobias Klein

Why We Recommend it

Showing a diverse range of his oeuvre set as a series of counter-positions and inspiring comparisons, German artist Tobias Klein explores concepts of Transformations, Metamorphoses and Reshaping to reveal a continuous transitory state of being.


German artist/architect Tobias Klein articulates the transitory state of being through the simultaneous representation and sequence of spatial movement. For example, in the work ‘Inversive Embodiment’, two different moments of the same form represent the temporal sequence of a transformation process as it happens.

All works of art–selected by Tobias Klein and Harald Kraemer (art and media historian in Hong Kong)–play with the idea of searching for a new or changed identity, which is constructed through the material or the flux of the form or an interplay of these two. And like every process of identity-finding, there are breakages and ruptures. The attraction of this exhibition lies in making these visible to the viewer.

Tobias Klein, born 1979 in Bonn, is a German Artist/Architect and an Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong. His works are exhibited international at the London Science Museum, the V&A, The Venice Architectural Biennale, the Science Gallery (Melbourne), the container (Tokyo), the Bellevue Arts Museum, the MoCA Taipei, Museum of Moscow and Vancouver and in the permanent collection of China’s first 3D Print Museum in Shanghai, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma (USA) and the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu).

An Artist Talk and Workshops on 3D Printing will be held in January.


When: 12 Dec 2019 - 25 Jan 2020 Where: Goethe-Gallery & Black Box Studio, 14/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre – 2 Harbour Road – Wan Chai