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Ingo Günther

Lot 13

[395] Continental Migration, from the series World Processor, 2016

ESTIMATE: $9,000

Illuminated Sculpture, Printed in 2016, Unique, 12 inch diameter, 30 inches + variable with tripod, signed on registration sticker

Courtesy of the artist and Worldprocessor Studio, Long Island, NY


Ingo Günther grew up in northern Germany. He traveled in North Africa, North and Central America, and Asia before studying cultural anthropology at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, and then sculpture and media at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he earned his M.A. in 1982.

Günther has worked as an artist and a correspondent for German and Japanese news media, and founded the first independent television station in Eastern Europe (Leipzig’s Channel X) in 1989. His long-term ongoing work includes World Processor, a data visualization project using illuminated globes, and Refugee Republic, inspired by his research in refugee camps. He has taught at universities in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan.

Over the past four decades, Günther’s award-winning work has been exhibited in many venues throughout Europe, the United States, and Japan, and is in numerous public collections and international institutions. In 2010, he was commissioned to generate work for Geo-Cosmos, the emblematic spherical screen at the Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Tokyo. He is currently an adviser to Miraikan and the New York Hall of Science, Queens; a researcher at Indiana University at Bloomington; an adviser and artistic director of Tocho-ji, one of Tokyo’s oldest Zen temples; and a frequent contributor
to Foresight magazine (Japan). He maintains an office in New York.

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