This exhibition addresses the fragile relationship between nature and humanity from a variety of perspectives and seeks ways to re-explore it. How can art create a space in which we deﬁ ne our relationship with the environment in a new way? Can art and poetry contribute to a healing process that improves interactions between all organisms?
Water as the possible origin of life, the paradox of fossil fuels that store solar energy, and the garbage in our oceans that could become a starting point for a giant archive of humanity are some of the subjects the artists engage with.
Through their work, they attempt to counter the widespread sense of helplessness using unusual models of thought and playful experiments. They use contextual shifts to open up new perspectives on accepted facts, trace forgotten knowledge of natural forces, delve into old myths, rituals, and symbols, and invent new ritualistic activities to create meaningful relationships with the environment.
A performance project by Viviana Druga and Dafna Maimon takes place parallel to the Exhibition on 7 and 8 August at 6 pm.
Curated by Dorothee Bienert and Kati Kivinen