Berlin-based platform Othergrounds is proud to present their second curatorial project named 'Due North'.
Opening: 02.08 - 18h
Duration: 03.08 - 08.08
Saturday, Sunday & Monday 14 - 19 h
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday by appointment via firstname.lastname@example.org or social media channels
About the show:
Almost no other area of the planet is gripping human fascination as firmly as the polar regions are, mythical locations that have drawn and challenged everyone that ventures into them.
This group show brings together artists whose works are directly influenced by arctic regions and puts them in direct conversation with other artworks that, through their aesthetic approach, are reminiscent of the landscapes found beyond 60th parallel north.
The arctic is under immense pressure, with climate change affecting the region at twice the speed than the rest of our planet, global temperature is already 1°C above pre-industrial levels and scientists predict a potential worst-case scenario of a 3.5°C increase by 2035.
Polar regions are becoming more accessible, be it to tourism and other business interests, or military buildup to stake or contest regional claims. What was once an impenetrable maze of patches of lands in the grips of permafrost and frozen seas, ravaged by strong winds, has opened up in modern times.
This presentation of works aims at investigating how art can function as a barometer for the destabilisation of global structures, linking artistic process and awareness to what could essentially be an indicator, advocator, potentially even an inciter of altering mindsets and cultural change.
More info at othergrounds.org
at Weserstrasse 56
Friday 17 July 2020 at 18:00h
at Veteranenstraße 21
Sunday 12 July 2020 at 21:00h
at The whole of Kreuzberg
Saturday 11 July 2020 at 12:00h