Exhibition February 26 -
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View of Sun Rise | Sun Set, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany, 2021. © Schinkel Pavillon and the artists. Photo: Andrea Rossetti. Foreground: Henri Rousseau, La Belle et la bête (The beauty and the beast), ca. 1908. Oil on canvas, 32 x 41.5 cm. Courtesy of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Sammlung Scharf-
The exhibition itself mutates into a “desiring machine” proliferating in alternative ecosystems and timelines that revive oppressed histories and celebrate speculative future scenarios: Max Ernst’s iconic swamp landscape Swampangel (1940) and Pierre Huyghe’s biotechnical water basin Circadian Dilemma (Día del Ojo) (2017) form a living organism in which flora and fauna, myth and technology intertwine and—framed by Emma Kunz’s energy field drawing No. 25 (undated)—proclaim a holistic understanding of the world that oscillates between the fantastic, the real and the potential. Meanwhile, the interplay of Pamela Rosenkranz’s luminous green earth heap Infection (Calvin Klein Obsession for Men) (2021) and Henri Rousseau’s masterpiece La Belle et la Bête (ca. 1908) attests to the interdependence, both symbiotic and destructive, between man and nature, civilization and wilderness, while Rachel Rose’s egg-
Following the notion of circular systems and entangled, multispecies perspectives Sun Rise | Sun Set highlights the inextricable links between humans and its nonhuman environment and encouraging alternative attitudes that aim for the procreation and regeneration of the earth to come.
Artists : Monira Al Qadiri, Karl Blossfeldt, Dora Budor, Max Ernst, Joan Fontcuberta, Karrabing Film Collective, Max Hooper Schneider, Pierre Huyghe, Emma Kunz, Richard Oelze, Precious Okoyomon, Neri Oxman, Jean Painlevé, Pamela Rosenkranz, Rachel Rose, Henri Rousseau , Torbjørn Rødland, Ryūichi Sakamoto et Anj Smith
Curated by Nina Pohl and Agnes Gryczkowska.
Curatorial assistance by Kerstin Renerig.