Interactive exhibition on the ecological challenges of our time - art beyond fine arts, science beyond gray theory.
Nature, environment, climate - from August 25 to October 29, the Basel H. Geiger | KBH.G Cultural Foundation is dedicating an interactive exhibition to the ecological challenges of our time. Art far beyond the fine arts, science beyond all gray theory. This is the concept of the curators Martina Huber and Gianni Jetzer.
In five thematically different projects, the exhibition documents the experimental and non-conformist engagement of art and science with the topics of ecology, biology and climate research.
Art x Science in Dialogue
The projects are collaborations, created in mixed teams of two international artists and scientists: From researching the symbiosis of humans and microbes, a project to make cheese from human microbial samples. By playing with a fish avatar, empathy for the life and feelings of fish is generated. A theater piece illustrates the ecological consequences of salmon farming, using biomaterials such as algae to make costumes. In Discourse, one team explores the relationship between humans and plants, and another shows the impact of plankton ecosystems on life on our planet.
Public Curator Talks and Workshops
The approach of open experimental platforms and collaboration between different disciplines is also reflected in the accompanying Public Program of the Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger | KBH.G. In addition to regular guided tours and Curator Talks, open workshops are held on the individual projects.
Contributors and additional information:
Sissel Tolaas × Christina Agapakis
Ingo Niermann × Alex Jordan
Michelle-Marie Letelier × Karin Pittman
Zheng Bo × Matthias Rillig
Riikka Tauriainen × Meike Vogt
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