Art deserves attention.
For that, digital mediation is fundamental.
Especially narrational and contextual embedding generates interest and enables comprehension.
Professional texts, images and videos are the means by which artists, galleries and institutions are reaching their audience.
Based on long-term experience in cultural mediation I create the material you need in order to become visible.
My main objective is to find a narration that fits you and your purpose.

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Services

My services are specially geared to the needs of galleries, artists and cultural institutions.

TEXT

Text

For a fresh angle, a narrational introduction or art historical embedding I research and write texts that are suited for your website, social media channel or catalogue.

PHOTO

Photo

Appealing images and new perspectives - I present your exhibition in the right light and document your working process.

VIDEO

Video

Pictures in motion facilitate vivid mediation. I record and produce videos in the format that suits your purpose.

Text and Video in German and English

ABOUT

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Arts and culture are becoming increasingly popular. To reap this dynamic, digital visibility and vividness of the employed media are premises.
„The way you are telling it, art is interesting for me.“
During my work for galleries and museums I recognized, how crucial the manner of mediation is for the accession and interest of the audience.
For that, digital approaches are becoming more and more relevant.
In addition to my academic education as an art historian I therefore began to engage with art photographically and cinematically, furthermore I produced several e-learning videos.
For me it is, aside from my personal interest, also a collective concern to make arts and culture approachable. As my experience shows – with adequate means, it is possible.

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My Work

The image as a frame fixates one particular perspective. This is how the legendary art historian Leon Battista Alberti defined an image. This notion is to be reconsidered regarding Justin Bower’s paintings. Here, the image space is not defined, not localized and just as little fixated. Instead, the painting due to its modularity and optical complexity seems to fixate the beholder. The image content is being abstracted and dissolved in a dynamic process. Ephemeral, graphic modules serve as structural components and are recalling imaging techniques such as biometric facial recognition. They are in vivid interaction with painterly, almost lyrical passages. Bower’s pieces illustrate a changing concept of the image. Pictures nowadays are fluid, dynamic and in a state of flux. Just as it is the case with the individual’s possibilities to identify and create a self-concept. In some way they are offering a portrayal of the image itself and establish it as a nonverbal medium of knowledge, which has the potential for social criticism.
The digital’ is blending with the notion of self and society, it is catalyser for a change within functional, but also ethical and emotional systems. This is envisioned employing the multitude of figures in Bower’s pieces, that are becoming one and enable a collective gaze.’ - Artist text for G-ALLERY

‘A multitude of directional dynamics, flat colour areas alternating with precise, figurative descriptions; Kirstine Reiner Hansen emphasizes the special features artistic space offers to our perception. As colour passages and spatial breaks prevent a coherent narrative, the view opens up for other levels of expression, which are created intuitively through light direction, colour and composition and are set in tension with the figurative. She primarily uses oil paint, which she alternately uses in a gestural-expressionistic, geometrizing and mimetic manner. The resulting pentimenti add compositional value and are implemented into the unsystematic, free rhythm of the pictorial space. By shading the colour values, she creates a smooth and harmonious range.’ - Artist text for G-ALLERY

Videos

Contemporary Artist Justin Bower

For more videos check out my Youtube channel: Youtube

Testimonials

‘Expressive texts and professional videos, which complement and highlight the works of our artists and provide a harmonious framework...’

Stella-Marie Stehr
Founder of G-ALLERY

‘Karima has a rich knowledge of contemporary art and art history, which she is able to impart in an articulate and succinct, yet accessible way.’

Kirstine Reiner Hansen
Artist

Osthaus Museum Hagen

‘Thank you very much for the production of the short film about our exhibition ¿Lebensecht? hyperrealistic sculptures
Karima Knickmeyer has captured the essentials of this art movement and conveys it in a compelling visual language. I am looking forward to our next collaboration’

Dr. Tayfun Belgin
Art director of the cultural department in the city Hagen,
Director of the Osthaus Museum Hagen

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Eve, the seduced?

Part II: Imagery of the sinful woman

Images formulate the diverse views of gender characteristics and question a natural hierarchy of men and women. The motifs of the so-called Fall of Man seem to be well known and understood, but an art-historical look at them shows that it has been only some church interpretations that misogynously interpret a cross-cultural scenario.

Embodiment of the Divine

Images of the human body shown today stage it as a means of expressing individuality and personality. We dress, shape and present it in the way we want to be seen and, above all, it should stand for one thing - ourselves.

Orientalism

What are our ideas of other cultures? How much of them remain superficial and what knowledge do we really have about them? Are we influenced by the short presentations and reports of the daily press?

Courses

artspace wants to guide you through art and cultural history via attentively told eCourses. Thereby you will discover themes that offer surprising contexts and not only art appreciation but also loads of all-round education.

Mythology in European Art

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From kings who understood themselves as biological descendants of Hercules to academics who believed wine-drinking to be a perfect means of widening your conciousness - the most unsuspected ideas of culture and society can be found in established European art history.

Dive into a journey through well known artworks and artists guided by the themes of Power & Politics, Love & Lust, and Bacchanal.

We focus on the Early Modern Period, such as Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism.

You will ...
... get introduced to the main characters of ancient Greek mythology and how to identify them yourself,
... learn about basic imagery concepts and ways to convey meaning,
... find out how the ancient gods and goddesses are used to represent important ideas of cultural history,
... get to know famous examples of European art.

19,99€

Orientalism in European Art History

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Ingres, Gérôme, Delacroix - the most renowned artists of European art history - and especially French ones - were highly concerned with the myth, charm and the supposed otherness of the Orient.

In this course you will get to know their artworks and which cultural perspectives are connected with the imagery of the Oriental. Thereby the individual and political contexts of orientalist art come to light.

What did French artists admire about the Oriental world?

Who had actually been to the Orient and why?

How much veracity lies within the depictions shown to the European public?

What role did politics play?

How do we nowadays perceive cultural spheres that differ from our own?

19,99€