Say it with flowers!
Flowers and artificial nature since 1960
26th June to 23rd October 2016
Flowers are one of the oldest subjects in art. Their continuing relevance prompted the exhibition Say it with flowers! Flowers and artificial nature since 1960, which will be on display this summer in the exhibition hall, parts of the castle building and the museum’s park complex.
Flowers are a part of nature that "speaks" to us. But how do flowers address us and what topics are being dealt with in contemporary artistic representations of flowers? What is beauty and what does the term nature mean in light of genetic engineering and the steadily increasing range of possibilities to produce nature in the lab?
With these questions in mind, the exhibition brings together works of painting and sculpture as well as installations and projections of moving images to stage a major show. The artists in the exhibition include internationally known figures such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, David Hockney and Pipilotti Rist. In addition, the exhibition features contemporary works by younger artists who handled the subject of flowers in very different ways. Among them are Alexandra Regan Toland, Chiara Lecca, Vera Lossau and Anja Ciupka.
The 214-page German-English language publication with 110 colour illustrations was published by Wienand Verlag 2016 (Germany). Price: € 29
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