Curator gives a tour of the exhibition »Visions of Nature«
with Verena Kaspar-Eisert
The exhibition unites positions in video and photography that explore possibilities of representing nature and its visual construction and deconstruction, as well as scenarios of mankind’s approach to and dissociation of the environment in the Anthropocene, i.e. the period of the Earth’s history shaped by man. They reflect the threat to our natural living conditions, question the unrestricted availability of nature, and illustrate the increasingly changing awareness of our living environment.
Our relationship to nature seems irritated. We see ourselves as part of it, experience it as endangered, but also cause damage to it. Uncertainty and our ambivalent rapport with nature manifest themselves in contemporary artistic works. Besides analytical and abstract approaches we increasingly encounter works that make direct sensory experience the vehicle of the artistic message. The works presented here range from philosophical and conceptual approaches to examples of new Romanticism.
Works by: Darren Almond, Rodrigo Braga, Vanja Bucan, Andreas Duscha, Michael Goldgruber, Ilkka Halso, Michael Höpfner, Roni Horn, Axel Hütte, Adam Jeppesen, Matthias Kessler, Ola Lanko, Myoung Ho Lee, Simone Nieweg, Michael John Whelan, among others