1 October, 2021
World of Water at Stöckelkeller
14 artists, artist collectives, and film studios presented their ideas on “water” from October 1st to 3rd in the Stöckelkeller (Unternschreez near Bayreuth). The images, photos, and videos could be viewed on digital canvases made available by the technology partner Active Image. “H2O The Art of Water” presented a range of works inspired by the liquid: The Walt Disney Archives presents conceptual art and set photography from the films “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and “The Shape of Water.” Works by Joel Redman, who portrays indigenous communities, and Noah Becker, who paints wild graffiti paintings, could also be seen. The video artists Ute Janssen, Sebastian M. Purfürst, and Lohner Carlson (Active Image founder Henning Lohner) were also on board again to redefine the digital medium.
“Henning Lohner and his dedicated team from Active Image are always our first choice when it comes to a hustlefree production for a Stöckelkeller exhibition: with the heart of an artist and the vision of an engineer.”
Christoph Scholz, Stöckelkeller
Photo courtesy of Charles Khosla
21 September, 2021
Backstage With Amy Winehouse
Our Day Will Come: London’s Design Museum is in the middle of preparations for the upcoming exhibition “Amy: Beyond The Stage.” The major retrospective of Amy Winehouse’s life and career will cast the British singer and songwriter as a “music intellectual.” Visitors will discover the story of her early career through her recordings and teenage notebooks to unravel the creative process behind the music and her rich range of influences. From glamorous outfits to handwritten lyrics, from personal items to iconic guitars, the TDM exhibition invites to step backstage with a cultural icon. Active Image supplied 28 canvases that work as a breathtaking video wall with concert clips, pictures, and interviews. “Amy: Beyond The Stage” will open on 26 November 2021.
Photo courtesy of the Design Museum.
15 September, 2021
Nothingness Through Seeing and Feeling
Contrary to its extraordinary title, “NOTHINGTOSEENESS” is a must-see. The Akademie der Künste in Berlin presents “Void / White / Silence”, an exhibition dedicated to the experience of seeing and the broad spectrum of meanings of the color white, of emptiness and silence. The works of 75 international artists deal with the relationship between material composition, surface and context, fullness and emptiness, complexity and simplicity, meaning and meaninglessness. The artistic/aesthetic practices of the 1950s/60s, shaped by monochrome painting, developed simultaneously in exchange between the USA and Europe. Active Image founder Henning Lohner is part of the exquisite group of artists, under the brand “Lohner Carlson” (his longstanding artistic partnership with photographer, cinematographer and visual artist Van Carlson) the works are presented in the exhibition halls on Hanseatenweg from September 15th to December 12th.
10 September, 2021
Rediscovering Fassbinder at the Bundeskunsthalle
Alongside filmmakers like Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders, R.W. Fassbinder was one of the titans of the New German Cinema movement of the 1970s, producing such masterpieces such as “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant,” “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul,” and “Berlin Alexanderplatz.” The Bundeskunsthalle, in collaboration with the German Film Museum of Frankfurt, is proud to release an extensive new exhibition “The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Method: A Retrospective” on the enfant terrible of modern German cinema, documenting Fassbinder’s life as well as the 40+ films and 25 plays he produced within his career. Active Image has supplied 21 of our digital screens for this exhibition, creating several multimedia rooms documenting Fassbinder’s key influences and showcasing a series of interviews of him and several of his collaborators. The exhibition is scheduled to close on 6 March 2022.
Photo courtesy of Charles Khosla
1 September, 2021
Enter the Cinema Cube
Curtain up for the movies: at Frankfurt’s German Film Museum, visitors are welcomed by a cinematic cube – an atmospheric installation in the foyer of the museum, consisting of 13 screens in different shapes and sizes, showcasing photos, film scenes, posters, and behind-the-scenes material from over a hundred years of German film history. Stretching from “The Student of Prague” (1913) to “System Crasher” (2019) and highlighting auteurs like F.W. Murnau and Wim Wenders, this exhilarating composition provides a sensual and intellectual introduction to the world of German cinema. As one of the museum’s technology partners, Active Image supplied the digital signage used to construct this elaborate setup. The cube can be viewed until 2023.
8 June, 2021
Focus on a Design Visionary
For their latest exhibition, London’s Design Museum has put the spotlight on Charlotte Perriand, one of the most iconic architects and designers of the 20th century. The exhibition presents recreations of some of her most famous interiors as well as sketches, photographs, scrapbooks and prototypes that shed new light on her unique creative process. Active Image supplied several canvases to the Design Museum to provide some background information on the exhibit, which is set to close on 5 September 2021.
Photo courtesy of the Design Museum.
3 June, 2021
Infinite Screens at Paris' Centre Pompidou
18 May, 2021
Artificial Intelligence at The London Design Museum
The Design Museum of London, one of Active Image’s key museum partners, has just opened an extraordinary exhibition entitled “Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot,” centering on the eponymous robot who revolutionized both the fields of technology and art. As technology has become increasingly incorporated in our day-to-day lives, Ai-Da leads to ask whether artworks produced by machines can indeed be called “art.” Several of Active Images’ digital canvases can be seen on display providing some background information on the exhibition, which is set to close on 29 August 2021.
Photo courtesy of Victor Frankowski.
18 May, 2021
Celebrating the Legacy of Footwear at the Design Museum
One of London’s most famed institutions, the Design Museum has just launched a new exhibition entitled “Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street,” on the history of modern footwear. Active Image is once again proud to collaborate with the Design Museum, providing several of our canvases for “Sneakers Unboxed,” which will run from 18 May to 14 October 2021.
Photo courtesy of Ed Reeve.
5 May, 2021
Returning with Banksy to the Chiostro del Bramante
The Chiostro del Bramante, one of Rome’s most prestigious institutes, has just unfurled their new exhibition “All About Banksy,” a follow-up to their acclaimed show on the famed British street artist from last year featuring a new array of content. Our video wall showcasing Banksy’s “Dismaland” project, an elaborate satirical location-based art piece structure as an amusement park, can once again be seen at the entrance of the exhibition. “All About Banksy” will run from 5 May 2021 to 9 January 2022.
Photo courtesy of the Chiostro del Bramante.
23 April, 2021
Commending Hitchcock and Vertigo with Arotin & Serghei
Always seeking to wed the mediums of technology and artwork, the famed art duo Arotin & Serghei has now created a new multimedia installation in homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 picture Vertigo for Brice Pauset’s tribute to the British auteur’s magnum opus. This immersive new video wall, an extension of Arotin & Serghei’s continuous “Infinite Screens” piece, was constructed using Active Image’s digital canvases and will be available to stream online until 23 May 2021.
Photo courtesy of Klangforum Wein.
4 March, 2021
Honoring the Rich Legacy of Marvel Comics in Chicago
One of today’s biggest traveling exhibitions, the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” show is now open at Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry. Active Image’s elaborate multimedia video wall, a homage to the late Marvel writer and editor Stan Lee, is amongst the exhibition’s many attractions. The show will run from 4 March to 24 October 2021.
26 February, 2021
The "Moving to Mars" exhibition in Stockholm
This past year, Active Image created a gigantic 32-canvas video wall for the Design Museum’s touring exhibition “Moving to Mars.” After its celebrated tenure in London, the exhibition has now moved to the Tekniska Museum in Stockholm and will run from 26 February 2021 to 9 January 2022.
30 October, 2020
Exploring Gerhard Richter's Creative Genius at the Max Liebermann Haus
Active Image has collaborated with Lohner Carlson to contribute to the Max Liebermann Haus’ new exhibition of Gerhard Richter’s piece “Atlas – Overview 1: 2” (2016); our team has curated some rare photos of Richter in the studio as well as several interviews with the artist himself that will be on display on our digital canvases. The exhibition is on display in Berlin and is set to close on 8 August 2021.
21 October, 2020
Highlighting the 2020 Beazley Designs of the Year
Since 2019, Active Image provided our digital canvases for the Design Museum’s annual “Beazley Designs of the Year” exhibition, which commends the most memorable designs in architecture, digital technology, fashion, graphics, product and transport from the preceding 12 months. The 2020 incarnation runs from 21 October 2020 to 28 March 2021 in London.
Photo courtesy of the the Design Museum.
9 October, 2020
Curating a new kind of digital art exhibition in Stöckelkeller
For a special one-weekend digital art showcase in Stöckelkeller, Active Image curated a revolutionary free-flowing exhibition, where artwork by acclaimed artists such as Banksy, Lohner Carlson, Tim Burton, Bettina Scholz, Marius Seidlitz, and Zoe Zimmer would move from room to room via our digital canvases. The exhibition is open from 9 October to 11 October 2020.
Photo courtesy of Stefan Dörfler.
1 October, 2020
Saluting Barbara Baum at the Deutsche Kinemathek
The German Film Museum’s acclaimed exhibition “Close-Up – The Film Costumes of Barbara Baum” has now moved to the Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin. Active Image lent 21 of our digital canvases for this display. The show opened on 1 October 2020 and is scheduled to close on 9 August 2021.
8 September, 2020
Celebrating Banksy with our new partnership with the Chiostro del Bramante
For the Chiostro del Bramante’s acclaimed new exhibition “Banksy: A Visual Protest,” Active Image has supplied several digital canvases focusing on the life and rich work of the renown British street artist as well as additional hardware and content on display at the gift shop showcasing our own catalog. The exhibition is on display in Rome between 8 September 2020 to 11 April 2021.
Photo courtesy of the Chiostro del Bramante.
31 July, 2020
The History of Electronica at the Design Museum
Active Image is proud to provide our innovative digital ecosystem for the Design Museum’s new multisensory exhibition “Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers,” exploring the rich history and culture of electronic music from the 1970s to today, running from 31 July 2020 to 14 February 2021 in London.
Photo courtesy of Reuters.
4 March, 2021
Saluting Marvel and Stan Lee at the Henry Ford Museum
Continuing its North American run, the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” show has now made its debut in the renowned Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan. Active Image’s video wall tribute to Stan Lee, which had previously made appearances in the Philadelphia and Edmonton renditions, once again returns. The show runs from 4 March to 24 October 2021.
28 February, 2020
Working with Kairos Partners in their 2020 Milan conference
For Kairos Partners’ 2020 conference in Milan, Active Image supplied 16 canvases to the investment management firm, providing an interactive experience for attendees that enlivened the wealth management company’s meeting.
18 January, 2020
Exclusive partnership with the Museum of Moving Image
Continuing our work with the Stanley Kubrick Archive, Active Image has provided eight canvases for the Museum of the Moving Image’s new exhibition on the American auteur’s magnum opus, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The exhibition opened on 18 January 2020 and is currently running in New York City.
17 December, 2019
Our New Partnership with Climate Advisory Board Adelphi
Active Image is proud to announce our new partnership with climate think-tank Adelphi. In December 2019, we had furnished their Berlin offices with several of our canvases showcasing several of our “Lohner Carlson” pieces.
10 December, 2019
Honoring Maximilian Schell at the DFF
A rare actor who attained fame on both sides of the Atlantic, Maximilian Schell earned applause for his Oscar-winning role in Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg as well as his documentary on Marlene Dietrich. For the DFF’s exhibition on this Swiss star, Active Image provided a number of canvases that showcased a number of rare interviews and behind the scenes stills and videos of Schell. The exhibition is open from 10 December 2019 to 28 June 2020.
19 October, 2019
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibition at the TELUS World of Science
Following its successful run in Philadelphia, the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibit has now moved to TELUS World of Science in Edmonton, Canada. Active Image’s contribution, a video wall honoring Stan Lee’s cameo appearance within the Marvel franchise, is one of the key attractions of the exhibition. The show runs from 19 October 2019 to 18 Febrary 2020.
18 October, 2019
The Design Museum renewing our partnership with the "Moving to Mars" exhibition
After working with the Design Museum for the acclaimed Stanley Kubrick exhibition, Active Image again created an elaborate, multi-sensory videowall for the museum’s new exhibit “Moving to Mars,” which promises transport Londoners to the boundless planes and dunes of the “Red Planet.” The exhibition is on display between 18 October 2019 to 23 February 2020.
11 September, 2019
Contributing to the Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum
Active Image has recently provided our digital canvases for the Design Museum’s annual “Beazley Designs of the Year” exhibition, which commends the most memorable designs in architecture, digital technology, fashion, graphics, product and transport from the preceding 12 months. The show runs from 11 September 2019 to 9 February 2020 in London.
5 September, 2019
A New Showcase at the 2019 Ars Electronica
Active Image has once again returned to Ars Electronica Festival for its 2019 incarnation to showcase some of our digital canvases and artwork. This setup is on display between the 5th and 9th of September 2019 in Linz, Austria.
Photo courtesy of Ars Electronica.
6 June, 2019
Exploring Nam June Paik and the New Age of Video Art at the Frankfurt Museum for Communication
To celebrate their long-standing partnership with Nam June Paik, the Frankfurt Museum for Communication created an exhibition honoring the famed South Korean artist. Active Image crafted an elaborate video wall for the MFK displaying one of Paik’s pieces as well as provided a number of other canvases projecting works by other video artists. The exhibition is open from 6 June 2019 to 19 January 2020.
30 May, 2019
Active Image’s work is not just limited to exhibitions; we also offer services to corporate offices
For Boursorama’s Parisian head office, in partnership with rentingArt, Active Image installed six canvases in their reception area with interchanging content of translucent imagery. This chic artwork provided the lobby a postmodern décor, enlightening the office ambiance.
19 May, 2019
Promoting Semmel Concerts in New Orleans
For entertainment promoter Semmel Concert’s booth at the 2019 American Alliance of Museums’ annual meeting, Active Image created an intricate, eye-catching video wall for passerbys and interested parties. The meeting takes place between 19 May and 22 May 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, USA.
26 April, 2019
An immersive experience for the Stanley Kubrick Retrospective in London
The Design Museum in London, deemed the European museum of 2018, chose Active Image to supply digital canvases for large scale, high-end presentation of Kubrick’s video art works. The exhibition runs from 26 April to 15 September 2019.
13 April, 2019
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibition with Active Image support
The “Marvel: Universe of Superheroes” tour is one of the world’s most sought-after touring exhibitions. Active Image supplied its superior digital canvases to bring Stan Lee’s cameo appearances in all Marvel superhero movies to life. This exhibition runs in Philadelphia from 13 April to 11 September 2019.
28 March, 2019
"In the Air" with Lohner Carlson at Paris' Galerie Hus
Active Image had recently provided several of our for canvases for our founder Henning Lohner’s one-day show “Outside the Walls in the Air” at the Galerie Hus in Paris on 28 March 2019.
Photo courtesy of Galerie Hus.
8 November, 2018
As one of Europe’s premier airlines, Air France is synonymous with luxury, opulence, and elegance.
In participation with rentingArt, Active Image provided Air France’s Digital Factory offices in Paris several canvases that compliment this image. Our canvases’ sleek design aligns with Digital Factory’s mission of moving Air France into the digital landscape.
23 October, 2018
Commemorating Barbara Baum’s Costume Design with the DFF
Active Image has provided multiple canvases for the German Film Museum’s exhibition “Close-Up – The Film Costumes of Barbara Baum,” centering on the legendary eponymous fashion designer who collaborated with the likes of R.W. Fassbinder and Volker Schlöndorff. The exhibition goes from 23 October to 10 March 2019 in Frankfurt.
6 September, 2018
A Colossal Canvas Tower with Arotin & Serghei at the 2018 Ars Electronica
For the 2018 rendition of the Ars Electronica Festival for media art, Active Image teamed up with Arotin & Serghei to produce a tower composed of 10 vertical digital canvases. This setup is on display between 6 September to 10 September 2018 in Austria.
21 March, 2018
Celebrating 50 Years of 2001: A Space Odyssey at the German Film Museum
Partnering with the Stanley Kubrick Archive, Active Image provided three of our digital canvases for a exhibiton commemorating the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey at German Film Museum, including an exclusive piece by Jan Harlan, Kubrick’s long-time producer and brother-in-law, entitled “Before the Dawn of Man,” compiled of multiple newly released locations photos from the film’s iconic opening act. The exhibition runs from 21 March to 23 September 2018 in Frankfurt.
23 February, 2018
An "Infinite Screen" at W&K with Arotin & Serghei
Active Image supplied a number of digital canvases for Arotin & Serghei’s re-staging of their innovative “Infinite Screen” piece “Metamorphis” exhibition at the W&K – Palais Schönborn-Batthyány. The exhibition is open from 23 February to 16 May 2018 in Wien, Austria.
20 November, 2017
Partnering with Arotin & Serghei at the Espace Muraille
Once again teaming up with Arotin & Serghei, Active Image supplied 6 of our digital canvases for the artist duo’s “Dominique Renaud DR01 Twelve First” show at the Espace Muraille. The exhibition takes place from 20 November to 25 November 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
16 November, 2017
Showcasing Our "Active Images" at the Felix Ringel Galerie
For our founder Henning Lohner’s new video art exhibition at the Felix Ringel Galerie, “Lohner Carlson: Silences – Unique Active Images,” we provided several canvases to display his innovative work. The exhibition runs from 16 November to 9 February 2018 in Duesseldorf, Germany.
26 October, 2017
Presenting Our Canvases at the 2017 Kunst Zurich Contemporary Art Fair
At the 2017 Kunst Zurich Contemporary Art Fair, Active Image was one of the exclusive vendors to showcase our revolutionary digital canvases to eager art enthusiasts in attendance. The festival takes place in Zurich from 26 October to 29 October 2017.
14 September, 2017
Our Display at the 2017 Bozar Electronic Arts Festival
For the sixth rendition of the Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, Active Image presented several different varieties of our digital canvases for collectors and spectators. The festival takes place between 14 September and 30 September 2017 at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium.
7 September, 2017
Revealing Our Digital Canvases at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival
At the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival, Active Image showcased several of our innovative digital screens to the public, demonstrating their potential to be a new form of canvas that artists could work on. The festival is in Linz, Vienna and runs from 7 September to 11 September 2017.