Artistic processes are not far off from planting and taking care of a garden. Similar to tasks like digging, sowing, watering, fertilizing, and pruning, artists cultivate their work and observe closely as it takes on its own dynamic. Some things only develop in the right environment, with the right neighbors.
Artists Angelika Frommherz and Juliane Laitzsch have created a space that visitors can stroll through, like a garden. While Körnerpark rests for winter, its plants coiling away from the cold, a vivid landscape of ornamentation, places to linger, visual axes, and colorful objects takes form in the gallery.
The artists met during the Goldrausch VII program in 1995 and have exchanged ideas about their work ever since. Although their techniques and approaches are very different, the content of their practice often overlaps, as does their shared interest in flowers, ornamentation, and overlaying many different elements.
During walks through various “green spaces” in Berlin, Frommherz and Laitzsch developed an idea for a joint project that sees the garden not as a place for gardening but rather as a site for reflection.