Fictional Nature

16 May 2019 – 28 Jul 2019

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Berlin, Germany


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Fictional Nature at Bärenzwinger Berlin:
Opening: Opening: Donnerstag, 16th. May 2019, 7pm


Fictional Nature at Bärenzwinger

Maximilian Arnold & Ørjan Einarsønn Døsen,
Isabella Fürnkäs, Fabian Knecht, Keto Logua
Exhibition 17th May to 28th. July 2019

What is nature? How is it perceived and understood? Which actions result from a particular perspective on nature, and how could they differ?

While the philosophy of idealism postulated ›wild‹ nature as the binary opposite of (human) culture, Alexander von Humboldt developed a holistic understanding of nature during his research travels in the 19th century. He conceived of the earth as a complex organism whose countless elements are all interlinked - and conceived of humans as part of these elements. At that time, European societies had long since begun harnessing their environment through massive interventions: an ongoing process that has put the planet’s ecological balance in a state of permanent crisis and at the same time opens up various future narratives.

As part of the program »Fictional Odyssey« at Bärenzwinger, the exhibition »Fictional Nature« shows four artistic positions that reflect on human conceptions of nature and the related narratives.

05.06.2019, 19 Uhr: SoundPerformance by Víctor Mazón Gardoqui
29.+30.06.2019, 15 – 18 Uhr: Indoor and Outdoor Survival Workshop with Heath Bunting
10.07.2019, 19 Uhr: TheorieMittwoch

Kuration Ausstellung & Veranstaltungen Evelyn Gregel, Jan Tappe
Tanja Paskalew, Ulrike Riebel

Im Köllnischen Park, 10179 Berlin
Öffnungszeiten: Di – So, 11 – 19 Uhr | Eintritt frei

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Spartenoffene Förderung, Fonds für Ausstellungsvergütungen und Ausstellungsfonds.

Exhibiting artists

Isabella Fürnkäs

Maximilian Arnold

Ørjan Einarsønn Døsen

Keto Logua

Fabian Knecht


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