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Into the Wild

Opening: 09. February 2018
Duration: 10. February - 08. April 2018
Artist: Gina Folly, Linda Jasmin Mayer, Alek O., Stefano Pedrini, Luca Trevisani
Curator: Christiane Rekade

The group show Into the Wild investigates the ideas and the representation of nature we have nowadays. Following industrialization and the consequent urbanization and work rationalization processes our society has increasingly distanced itself from nature. It is thus not surprising that – starting from the XIX century – a strong interest for cultivated parks, greenhouses, and zoological gardens was born.

Also the origin of the most famous botanical promenade in Meran dates back to this period: the promenade was opened in 1929, its name taken from its initiator and founder, Franz Tappeiner (1816-1902), doctor and botanist.

Nature on a screensaver has become almost more familiar to us than the real environment in our post-digital present. It has become a place we long for: the idea of nature, of a return to nature as an alternative to a complex present ruled by technology.

The invited artists will deal with the perception and representation of nature we have today, by declining them in distinct ways.

 

Luca Trevisani, Il secco e l'umido, 2016, courtesy the artist & Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin