In the midst of cultural and social transitions, the year 2020 has highlighted the need for the awakening of individual and collective consciousness. Consequently, Galerie Kuchling is striving to create a suitable program that brings to attention the matters that must stay relevant, initiating an interactive discussion between the artists and the general public.
"Fresh! ...essays on Nature" showcases a large variety of projects, from sculptures that incorporate growing greenery or upcycled materials, paintings that bring to life surrealistic and abstract depictions of macro and microstructures, and a virtual garden.
With this exhibition, we aim to enter a dialogue that reflects upon the artistic practices and how they relate to Nature in different ways. The artworks not only visually connect the audience with the natural world, but also to their conceptual choices - which range from political, environmental to purely aesthetic.
Nature as a term encloses in itself the concept of space, time and creation. It can be used to describe everything that exists around us, the material and the immaterial, and yet, in order to be defined, human beings are not a necessary element.
The balance of Nature depends on the state of equilibrium between living organisms and their environment, a harmonious relationship reflects a healthy ecological balance.
Humans play a crucial role in maintaining this balance, as we generate a massive impact on our planet. Through science and the study of Nature, we have been able to assert that maintaining the balance assures our very own survival. That is why it is so important, that even though each of us establishes its very own personal relationship with Nature, we all aim to balance our actions and give as much as we take.
The planet we inhabit belongs to all of us, so let us think not only about our impact on it but also on how it impacts us.
Akyute / Marlene Bart / Eduard Bigas / Michael Kain / Semaan Khawam
Ying-Tung Tseng / Yamou / Yoav Admoni