“MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst”

Code breaking at BALTIC

Gateshead, 29 July 2013, Art Media Agency Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is currently hosting an exhibition on new and recent works by Thomas Scheibitz. Titled “ONE-Time Pad,” the exhibition is to run until 3 November. Born in 1968 in Radeberg, Thomas Scheibitz began to develop “a new form of conceptual painting” (BALTIC) whilst studying at Dresden’s School of Art. His pieces draw upon a variety of themes and motifs from everyday and popular culture, considering film, literature, music and advertising, as well as architecture. These references are joined by excerpts from historical sources, including Renaissance paintings and medieval engravings. The exhibition is to feature 200 pieces created by the artist during the last 5 years, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and works on paper, and a new work commissioned especially for BALTIC. The title “ONE-Time Pad” takes its name from a method of encryption used to transmit secret messages, considered to be impossible to crack if used correctly, and refers to the coded nature of Sheibitz’s production. The exhibition is organised by the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and is supported by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA). The BALTIC gallery was founded ten years ago, and is housed in an industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne, in Gateshead. Focusing on contemporary art, it has no permanent collection, providing instead a constantly changing calendar of exhibitions and...

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