Björn Dahlem

Born in Munich, 1974 and lives in Potsdam and Berlin, Germany

Bjorn Dahlem uses simple, commonly found materials to illustrate complex scientific theories or to replicate models used in cosmology, astronomy, and physics. Dahlem is the son of a physicist, and has been interested in the inherent contradictions posed by models and diagrams of abstract concepts and knowledge. He turns these concerns into large-scale, sometimes immersive installations with flea market finds, wooden planks, and commercial light tubes. He chooses these materials because his aim is, as he describes, “to stay as close to the idea [as possible] and the immaterial image of the imagination.” He’s also been interested in the way the universe has been theorized and presented in popular science, and parallel presentations of utopias, spirituality, and human existence.

Solid Liquids
Solid and still liquid—this opposing pair delineates the parameters of an exhibition dealing with contemporary...
11 Jun 2016 - 25 Sep 2016
Kunsthalle Münster
Do You Get What You See?
Grieder Contemporary Gallery presents an eight artists exhibition: Björn Dahlem, Florian Graf, Andreas...
25 Nov 2016 - 21 Jan 2017
Grieder Contemporary
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