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An exhibiton by Tim Otto Roth at Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg
7. March 2020 - 16. August 2020

The exhibitions of Tim Otto Roth – internationally renowned concept artist, composer and researcher into the phenomenon of shadows – are carefully crafted gesamtkunstwerke. Initially planned in parallel to the opening of the new Christian Schad Museum in Aschaffenburg, the adjacent Jesuit Church Art Gallery will be transformed by him into a corresponding environment: an organic dot pattern renders the tiled floor a walkable ornament, breathtaking shadow projections circulate in the vaults of what used to be a baroque church with Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit playing, and the sounds of a water organ sculpture permeate the church room. This universal work of art (Universalkunstwerk) af-fecting all senses continually surprises in its manifold references to Schad's work. The spatial effect of dancing shadows and "spa-tial figurines" rethinks the Schadograph in the new millennium. Roth has developed a radically new artistic approach: shadows escape – in Schad's words – "the constraints of ordinary logic".

Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am-5 pm
Tuesday 2 pm-8 pm
Mondays closed

venue: Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche |Pfaffengasse 26 | 63739 Aschaffenburg | Germany


An extended catalogue with contributions by Sebastian Baden, Thomas Richter and Barbara Maria Stafford has appeared at the art book publisher Kehrer. By its special stretched portrait format and its typography the sophisticated book echoes 19th century French lyrics publications.
Graphic design: Sascha Fronczek.
Exhibition documentation: Stefan Stark, PhotoProduction.

Some impressions:


11 May 2020, Licht, Schatten und Bewegung. Tim Otto Roths "Logische Phantasien" in der Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche sind wieder zu sehen, by Christoph Schütte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

6 March 2020, Den Raum zum Atmen gebracht. Ausstellung: »Logische Phantasien« von Tim Otto Roth in der Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche Aschaffenburg, by Bettina Kneller, Main Echo