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with works by Birgit Cauer, Nathalia Favaro, Kati Gausmann, Juliane Laitzsch and Muriel Valat-B

The exhibition "approaching world" presents artistic approaches that approach the world in order to understand it through methods of field research and long-term observation, as well as through slowing down and repetition.


The concept is based on the ideas of the sociologist Hartmut Rosa, who sees the world as unavailable and recognizes the temporal structures of modernity as the cause of alienation and a lack of resonance experiences. The increasing speed is countered by presence, relation, cycle and rhythm, and the viewer is asked to use the body as a basis for the experience. Time is thus brought into focus both as a natural phenomenon and as a cultural practice.

Kati Gausmann and Birgit Cauer focus on the time inscribed in rocks and long-term geological processes. While Cauer initiates processes that penetrate deep into the mineral structures of the stone, Gausmann explores remote and inhospitable places for her fieldworks and explores traces of tectonic movements and planetary cycles of the earth through drawings and performances.

In her long-term projects, Juliane Laitzsch uses drawing as a medium for approaching and slowing down. As a researcher of ornaments, space and time, she tries to slow down processes of seeing and thinking so that they become perceptible.

Muriel Valat-B provokes moments of remembrance with her textile objects made of layers, folds and embroidery, while Nathalia Favaro draws attention to the fleeting nature of form and image as well as the cycle of passing and becoming in her videos.

The exhibition is part of the 20th anniversary of the Tiergarten Art Association, which is dedicated to phenomena of time and temporality.

Curated by Kati Gausmann and Veronika Witte.


Accompanying events:


Thursday April 25th, 7 p.m
Artist talk
moderated by Helen Adkins


Thu May 23rd, 7 p.m
Curator's tour


Fri June 7th, 7 p.m
Curator's tour
8 p.m
concert
with itinerant interludes #99,
curated by Laurie Schwartz
Dates
April 2024
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