The sea has been a place of longing, a mysterious, endless, and seemingly unaltered landscape since the Romantic era in particular. But today more than ever, it is a place of new dangers and realities and a sensitive ecosystem that is being progressively destroyed. The exhibition S E A P I E C E S encompasses this wide range of ideas with works by twenty-three international artists.
Besides viewing the theme of the sea in a different light, these current positions often deal with instances of bewilderment, disconcertment, or even the mysterious. The focus is not on a direct analysis of root causes, but instead on using specific artistic imagery to negotiate the sea as a bridge or barrier zone, its exploitation and use, as well as fundamental climate changes.
At first glance, much is only insinuated or remains unseen, creating a nuanced sense of »uncertainty.« The exhibition S E A P I E C E S makes use of contemporary artistic considerations to examine the transformational process of seeing and perceiving this landscape.
with works by: Angelika Arendt (GER), Jessica Backhaus (GER), Yto Barrada (FR/MA), Laurence Bonvin (CH), Julius von Bismarck (GER), Astrid Busch (GER), Yvon Chabrowski (GER), Lia Darjes (GER), Sven Drühl (GER), Simon Faithfull (UK), Christine de la Garenne (GER), Eva Grubinger (AT), Moritz Hirsch (GER), Inka & Niclas (SE), Tobias Kappel (GER), Jochen Lempert (GER), Christian Niccoli (IT), Charles Pétillon (FR), Sheila Rock (US), Miguel Rothschild (AR), Nasan Tur (GER), Sascha Weidner (GER), and Rebecca Wilton (GER)