ARTEFACTS - from 9th October 2018
Special exhibition with large scale images from J Henry Fair
The New York-based artist J Henry Fair takes a bird‘s-eye view of occulted industrial areas, toxic waste deposits and coal mining and documents the sometimes catastrophic effects of human activity on nature through large-format, aesthetic and highly sophisticated images.
Together with scientists from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission the exhibition identifies the challenges behind the images and illustrates how science and politics work together to find solutions.
The exhibition shows how complex some of those problems are, that sometimes there are no quick solutions, and takes a stand against „alternative facts“. ARTEFACTS is intended to go beyond raising awareness by stimulating reflection as well as action.
How do we want to deal with the future of our one and only planet? What are the individual and collective contributions we can all make to help?
With its unique presentation ARTEFACTS initiates a dialogue about the environment and invites visitors to get into conversation: With each other and with scientists and experts.