Licht Luft Scheiße

16.08.2019 — 27.10.2019

Opening: 16 August, 7 PM

nGbK / Botanisches Museum, Berlin
https://ngbk.de/en/show/150/licht-luft-scheisse

Concepts and practices pertaining to all that now falls under the single term ›sustainability‹ have been circulating for over a century. Nature conservation, recycling, and self-sufficiency number among the great variety of practical responses to ecological concerns brought about not least by European reform movements of the early twentieth century.

In its ›archeological‹ review and reappraisal of these still largely marginal alternatives to a modern lifestyle increasingly at risk of running aground on its own ambitions, »Licht Luft Scheiße« [Light Air Shit] ventures a fundamental rethink of the relations between human beings and the environment.

The project is a joint production of: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum der Freien Universität Berlin (BGBM), Martin-Elsaesser-Stiftung, Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg and neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK).

Concepts and practices pertaining to all that now falls under the single term ›sustainability‹ have been circulating for over a century. Nature conservation, recycling, and self-sufficiency number among the great variety of practical responses to ecological concerns brought about not least by European reform movements of the early twentieth century.

In its ›archeological‹ review and reappraisal of these still largely marginal alternatives to a modern lifestyle increasingly at risk of running aground on its own ambitions, »Licht Luft Scheiße« [Light Air Shit] ventures a fundamental rethink of the relations between human beings and the environment.

Artistic directors: Sandra Bartoli, Marco Clausen, Silvan Linden, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Florian Wüst (nGbK project group) Kathrin Grotz, Patricia Rahemipour (BGBM)