The cross-generational group show Sun Rise | Sun Set brings together contemporary, as well as 19th and 20th century artists to form a multi-layered response to the fast unfolding eco-catastrophe. The exhibition aims to reconfigure our relations to the Earth and all its inhabitants, by nourishing the ever-changing relationship between humans, animals, plants, inanimate objects, technologies and non-beings. The exhibited works guide us through surreal landscapes, bio-technical hybrids, futuristic scenarios and speculative concepts and create an other-worldly experience that counters the current dark season of restriction, uncertainty, and loss. At a moment, in which the planet’s habitability is becoming increasingly compromised due to human activity, the exhibition addresses the collective necessity to redefine our role as part of a whole and to find new ways of living in the world by rethinking the boundaries of our species and welcoming hybridity in all forms. Following the notion of circular systems and entangled, multi species perspectives Sun Rise I Sun Set highlights the inextricable links between humans and its nonhuman environment and encouraging alternative attitudes that aim for the procreation and regeneration of the Earth to come.
Monira Al Qadiri, Karl Blossfeldt, Dora Budor, Max Ernst, Joan Fontcuberta, Karrabing Film Collective, Max Hooper Schneider, Pierre Huyghe, Emma Kunz, Richard Oelze, Precious Okoyomon, Neri Oxman, Jean Painlevé, Pamela Rosenkranz, Rachel Rose, Henri Rousseau, Torbjørn Rødland, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Anj Smith
Curated by Nina Pohl and Agnes Gryczkowska.
Curatorial assistance by Kerstin Renerig.