A survey exhibition which brings together Theatrum Botanicum, Soil Affinities, Wishing Trees and Learning from Plants. Trees as actors in history, the migration of flowers, and medicinal plants testifying to neo-extractivism – these are some of the themes that Uriel Orlow pursues in his research-based art. Concrete circumstances and developments invariably form the basis of his multi-layered, multi-media works. In recent years his attention has mainly focused on entanglements between the African continent and Europe. Plants are both the narrators and protagonists here, anchoring all the events in the present day. For his solo show at Kunsthalle Mainz the artist has developed a route through the exhibition that takes visitors room by room from the origins of colonialism via the anti-apartheid movement through to contemporary concerns.
The exhibition “Ecologies and Politics of the Living” explores the relationship between animate and inanimate environments, against the backdrop of a politically and economically interwoven world. Curated by Ibrahim Mahama, Baerbel Mueller and, Elisabeth Falkensteiner.
On the occasion of the Frankfurt’s botanical garden anniversary, the Historical Museum Frankfurt is dedicating an exhibition to Frankfurt’s parks and public gardens, highlighting how the city has dealt with its green landscapes, past and present. Curated by Nina Gorgus.
The Habits of Weeds is an event part of Gardening the Mind, a new season of online events focusing on mental health, conceived through the metaphor of the mind as a garden that we all need to collectively and continuously tend to. The Habits of Weeds features a new intervention by artist Uriel Orlow.
Tree Story brings together creative practices from around the world to create a ‘forest’ of ideas relating to critical environmental and sustainability issues. At its foundation—or roots—are Indigenous ways of knowing and a recognition of trees as our ancestors and family. An exhibition, publication and podcast series, Tree Story takes inspiration from the underground networks, information sharing and mutual support understood to exist within tree communities, and poses the question: what can we learn from trees and the importance of Country? Curated by Charlotte Day and Dr Brian Martin.
A contemporary art exhibition examining the connections between humankind and the environment through the works of five artists and one group all active in Japan and internationally. Curated by Oko Goto.
The artists in this exhibition illustrate principles of nature, give voices to plants from a wide range of different perspectives and testify to the extraordinary qualities of these creatures inextricably linked with our survival. Curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll with Annett Höland, co-curator of the project space.
A lecture-performance Grey,Green, Gold (and Red) that develops the themes and concerns of the project Theatrum Botanicum (2015-2018), considering plants and gardens as active agents of history and politics.