Berlin Art Week | Das Gehirn der Natur vs. Urban Dschungel
The Brain of Nature vs. Urban Jungle
The phenomenon of increased “social stress” of city dwellers, less control over interactions with strangers on a daily basis appears bigger than when living in a rural area. Nature may be an antidote, but does it really? Can nature-infused spaces help people feel better in the midst of the city hustle?
Since the trials to reinvent nature and denounce urbanism in the 18th century, there has been no shortage of movements, practices that advocated getting back to nature. Yet despite the advocacy, celebrating urbanism has more flourished and inspire humans toward their greatest endeavors in art and science. Currently, over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and that number is expected to grow to over 66 percent of humans everywhere by the year 2050. What Living in a City or in Nature Does to Your Brain?
‘The Brain of Nature vs. Urban Jungle’ explores the phenomenon
landscape of Nature and City. What are the forces behind the visual appearance of individual landscapes of Nature vs. City. What exactly is landscape and how the aspect of intentionality purposefully designed as artworks? The visualized cultural landscapes of Nature and City will contrast which social or/and natural circumstances have shaped them and exploitation of territories for the necessities of human existence.
‘The Brain of Nature vs. Urban Jungle’ will present time-sensitive,
time-based, site-specific artworks with various mediums. The exhibition will contrast the artistic practices between the Swiss artists raised and/or born in strongly nature-infused circumstances thus have been working tightly with their landscapes, to the artists of Berlin with their main focus as its cityscape.
Anja Ibsch (Berlin), Alex & John Gaillla (Genf/CH – Berlin/DE), Den Han (Basel/CH),
Felix J. Hermann Stumpf (Berlin /DE), Jörn J. Burmester (Berlin / DE),
Katherine Oggier Chanda (Wallis / CH)