30 January - 29 April 2018
With interventions of the visual artists Mark Dion, Assaf Gruber and Elizabeth Price as well as a live audition with the composer Ulrike Haage the fourth and last round of the Art/Nature project will be inaugurated.
For this round US artist Mark Dion who is well known for his works in museum contexts studied the specific material culture of researchers at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin through time. The Israeli video artist Assaf Gruber produced a film in the environment of historical animal dioramas which deals with a coral expedition in DDR times and the work of taxidermists. Through her installation the British artist Elizabeth Price opens up a window into the museum’s history. The composer Ulrike Haage created a poetic micro-opera for singers, marimba, xylophone, chimes and percussion through which she will bring alive the museum’s famous wet collection at four performance dates in February and March. Mark Ravenhill wrote the libretto for the micro-opera.
Launched together with the General Federal Cultural Foundation, the project aims to investigate the interactions between contemporary art, science and the public. Artists are invited to create new works that open new perspectives on the museum of natural history.
Please find more information on the project and registration for the opening at the Art/Nature Website.