Hunters and Hunted – Insects in Contemporary Art
March 25th – June 17th, 2012
The artworks in Hunters and Hunted glorify, interpret, question and comment on our relationship with nature. They reflect on the idea that we are living in an information society influenced by media and technology and have drifted away from our natural habitats. Nature is a constant but endangered reality following its own rules in the context of the unstoppable flow of our electronic time.
The focus of this exhibition is the richest species of animals: insects. Small and bothersome, as well fascinating in their diversity, they evoke all sorts of reactions. Insects will be presented in photographs, drawings, sculptures and media-supported installations. The works evoke themes such as ecological disasters, climate change, population explosion and extinction of species.
Participating artists: Jennifer Angus, Jana Eske, Jan Fabre, Lili Fischer, Tessa Farmer, Kirsten Geisler, Douglas Gordon, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger , Sanna Kannisto, Katharina Meldner, Lucy Powell, Bärbel Rothhaar, Günther & Loredana Selichar, Polonca Lovsin, Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, Eva Teppe, Mark Thompson, Evgenija Wassilew, Liao Wenfeng.
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