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Manuel Rossner: An artist in a digital playground

German artist Manuel Rossner on the infinite artistic possibilities of the virtual world

At a time when many art galleries have closed their doors, Berlin’s König Galerie has released an app that allows you to experience an exhibition like never before. German artist Manuel Rossner tells Tina about his project Surprisingly This Rather Works and the infinite artistic possibilities of the virtual world.

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Presented by Tina Daheley

Image: Manuel Rossner, Surprisingly This Rather Works, Exhibition view
image credit: König Galerie, 2020

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  • Sat 16 May 2020 01:32GMT
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