James White, Triple Glass, 2019, Öl und Lack auf Acrylwabenplatte in Plexiglas-Rahmen, 140 × 170 cm, © Der Künstler, Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne / Sean Kelly, New York

Deceptive Images
Playing with Painting and Photography
31.10.20 – 28.02.21 extended until 15.08.21

Every day, people are looking at and sharing images, mainly via the internet, at great speed. The works in this exhibition, however, defy rapid viewing, because the first impression is deceptive and careful scrutiny is required.


Seven selected artists examine established perception mechanisms. In the field of tension between painting and photographic techniques, they address the veracity of images and open up new interpretative frameworks. In an amazing way, the show explores the mutuality of photorealistic representation and pictorial illusory space, in which the real is only hinted at.



Dirk Braeckman, Tacita Dean, Vittoria Gerardi, Anthony McCall, Radenko Milak, Kelly Richardson, James White

The Island at Marta – 2020 by Adrien Tirtiaux

Thank you

Exhibition benefactor

Benefactor “Island at Marta“

Marta partners
Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.