During Summer 2021, the touring exhibition (re)connecting.earth brings together newly realized commissioned works of 16 international artists in Berlin and Geneva. Therefore, 16 instructions are presented in the form of prints in public spaces, urban gardens and historical project spaces in both cities. They open up the public space for participation and offer viewers, in concrete and metaphorical ways, the possibility of direct interaction with other species – plants or animals - that populate the immediate urban environment.
While ongoing environmental debates around global warming scenarios and the amount of CO2 emissions tend to shock and concern us, they often possess a high degree of abstraction and detachment which has the consequence of neglecting direct contact with our immediate nature. The focus of this series of exhibitions is therefore on the restoration of an affective relationship with non-human life forms and on increasing attention to urban nature. At the interface between art, city and nature, theoretical and practical situations are created, similar to those of early conceptual artists or members of the Fluxus movement such as Marcel Duchamp or Yoko Ono who expanded the concept of the performative and participation.
Starting in Berlin and Geneva this summer with 16 artistic instructions, (re)connecting.earth will expand its list of participating artists and will be displayed in further cities in a similar context.
Artists: Caroline Bachmann, Julian Charrière, Eli Cortiñas, Andreas Greiner & Takafumi Tsukamoto, Valérie Favre, David Horvitz, Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective, Fabian Knecht, Antje Majewski, Luzie Meyer, Regina de Miguel, Adrien Missika, Pfelder, Simone Zaugg, Zheng Bo
Curator: Bernard Vienat
12 June – 25 September 2021
Kleingärten Habsburg-Gaußstraße (allotment)
10589 Berlin / always open
7 – 20 June and 6 – 19 September 2021
Billboards across Kreuzberg and Charlottenburg and guided public walks
10 June – 31 July 2021
Project space Kurt-Kurt
Lübecker Str. 13, 10559 Berlin
10.07.2021 – 23.09.2021
Exhibition Space Terre / Vernets (ex. espace Hans Wilsdorf)
Rue Hans Wilsdorf (corner) Quai des Vernets
07.08.2021 – 10.10.2021
Outdoor exhibition Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin/Geneva)
09.07.2021 – 25.07.2021
37, rue du Stand / 1204 Geneva