Ebbe Stub Wittrup, Botanical Drift. Installation view at Copenhagen Contemporary, 2020. Photo: Anders Sune Berg
Botanical Drift / Ebbe Stub Wittrup
Jan 23 – May 17, 2020
Copenhagen Contemporary
Copenhagen, Denmark

As Ebbe Stub Wittrup follows in the footsteps of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich, a narrative emerges on Western economy and scientific logic as opposed to local knowledge and experience.

In the exhibition Botanical Drift, the artist Ebbe Stub Wittrup addresses national identity and cultural ownership. As the artist follows in the footsteps of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich, a narrative emerges on Western economy and scientific logic as opposed to local knowledge and experience.

Ebbe Stub Wittrup, mostly known for his photographic works, shows a different aspect of his practice in this exhibition. In four installations created specifically for Copenhagen Contemporary’s hall 5, he examines phenomena, linking the imperial self image of past times with present day global power struggles.

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