Finissage and guided tour with the curators

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Sunday, September 4, 2016, 2 pm

Admission free / Please register here.

The guest curators, Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz, will give a tour of the exhibition NatureCultures. During the tour the individual works will be presented and discussed with the public. The curators will also talk about the exhibition concept as well as their work at Art Laboratory Berlin.

The exhibition NatureCultures explores the interwoven fabric of both the human and nonhuman in the 21st century. The exhibition title refers to a term coined by the American scholar Donna Haraway, which seeks to overcome the unproductive dichotomy of nature and culture. The side effects of human technology intrude into every environment, altering the balance, and even the make up of what we once called nature. The exhibition presents three artists who explore a realm between science and artistic research as well as between natural and cultural forms of inquiry.

Local, site-specific topics from Mexico, provide the basis for Katya Gardea Browne's strongly aesthetic works in photography and video. To overcome the well-known dichotomy between nature and culture, her work often highlights pre-colonial (agri)cultural practices. Pinar Yoldas explores the link between technology and nature in her diverse artistic practice. In her search for a technologised nature she often works in the area of speculative design. As an artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée engages equally with the fields of nature, science and ecology. In his work he uses the scientific method of 'clearing and staining' (which he has reactivated) on an artistic level in order to create large-scale portraits of deformed frogs.