Global art history features a continuity of artistic representations that began with contemplations on the experience of nature. ENTER_NATURE tells the story of our innate longing for nature, the loss of the natural world, and artistic representations of nature in the post-digital age with an exhibition of contemporary approaches in painting, sculpture, performance, and media art.
The exhibition tells of a generation of international artists whose perception of the world in the post-digital age is increasingly being replaced by a multiverse reality. They live simultaneously in analogue and digital worlds. Their perception of, and questioning of social contexts of nature, humanity, urban life, and digital spaces are transferred into their art practice.
ENTER_NATURE flags and illuminates this paradigm shift by addressing a range of issues including the loss and decolonization of nature and how it is represented in art, the hierarchies of cultures and species, the virtual migration into digital space as a place of artistic exile, and the empowering force of utopian landscapes. The former orangery in Körnerpark becomes an orchestrated spatial transit from an analogue past to a post-digital future as viewers move through the exhibition between the poles of analogue pictorial works to virtual media works. A visit to the exhibition can trigger a personal moment of reflection and contemplation of our own individual narratives and views of nature.
The explosive loss of nature against the backdrop of global climate catastrophe, the effects of turbo-capitalism, and the cultural manifestation of global migration movements leaves clear traces. These further intensify the struggle and longing for the lost paradise and the basis of human existence. The exhibition ENTER_NATURE, undertakes the attempt also to meet these questions in the transit of the exhibition space.
Exhibition November 26, 2022 – February, 22 2023