LANDSCAPES OF LOSS
The Exhibition for the UN Climate Change Conference, COP23
The Ministry of Environment
Stresemannstraße 128 – 130, 10117 Berlin
EXHIBITION: 3 – 5 November 2017 @ 16.00 – 20.00
ANDREAS BLANK // STEFANO CAGOL // NEZAKET EKICI & SHAHAR MARCUS // MIRU KIM // JANET LAURENCE // REIFENBERG // STEFAN RINCK // ERWIN WURM // SHINGO YOSHIDA
Curated by Constanze Kleiner & Rachel Rits-Volloch
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), adopted 25 years ago, now in 2017 holds its 23rd World Climate Conference, COP23, in Bonn, Germany. With 197 nations participating in this global initiative with up to 25,000 delegates, the aim of the annual UN Climate Conferences is to find ways to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous consequences of human interference with the climate system. In this context, we are proud to present Landscapes of Loss in Berlin and Bonn for the 23rd World Climate Conference.
Landscapes of Loss at Berlin’s Ministry of Environment brings together ten international artists with strong links to Berlin, who, each in their own way, address mankind’s role in relation to the environment. Through video, photography, and sculpture, this exhibition is designed as an antidote to the hyper-immediacy of the lives we live. In this age of instant gratification, we need to re-learn how to think in the long-term in order to implement the changes now which will heal our planet in the future. Landscapes of Loss asks us to stop and take the time to immerse ourselves in our planet at its most fragile, to abandon the urgency of the now and reconnect with the rhythms and needs of the natural world, from the Arctic tundra of Siberia, to the deserts of the Middle East, and the jungles and seas of the Antipodes.
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00