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Unruly Splendor. Exploring Bodies through the Spectrum of Nature

Andrea Acosta, Anajara Laisa Amarante, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Nika Radic, Marie Salcedo Horn, Kyoco Tanimay, Sophie Utikal, RA Walden

Barrierefreier Zugang
28 June 2024 19:00–23:00 29 June 2024 10:00–23:00 30 June 2024 10:00–19:00
Neo-Baroque gardens such as the Körnerpark were intended to illustrate the dominance of man (or order) over nature (chaos). If the Baroque garden is meant to symbolize the triumph of man over nature, what happens when asymmetry, chaos, deviation, or in other words, nature, gains the upper hand? Much of what is understood by aesthetics and design today can be traced back to these baroque ideas: that symmetry, standardization and normality are synonymous with aesthetic beauty. What if we were to look for beauty in chaos, disorder and otherness? What if we let nature and all its deviations take precedence and enjoy the pleasure of difference?
Unruly Splendor is curated by Kate Brehme and Kirstin Broussard of Berlinklusion, Berlin's network for accessibility in art and culture. It is informed by the curator's experience of disability and work at the intersection of curating and art education.
The selected artists explore the theme of difference as beauty in different ways. Some explore the misbehaving body, while others explore the environmental context in which we live: nature and its cycles, the rhythms of reproduction as a force that resists capitalist structures that harm the human body.

Biography

Andrea Acosta, Anajara Laisa Amarante, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Nika Radic, Marie Salcedo Horn, Kyoco Tanimay, Sophie Utikal, RA Walden

The artists in the exhibition explore visual and performative art that addresses humans and their relationship to the natural world, gardens, plants, the urban city and ecological systems. What are their visions of the future, their potential utopias that defy the norm? How could a paradigm shift in our understanding of nature repair our relationship with the natural world?

Venue

Schieker Str. 8
12051 Berlin
Germany

Galerie im Körnerpark

Contact

030 5682 3939

Accessibility

Barrierefreier Zugang