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Mono no aware, Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, 2022

Moritz Kreul Foto: Jan Hellerung

Opening:

Fri 4 Mar, 7 pm

The title of the exhibition “Mono no aware” (物の哀れ) comes from Japanese and cannot be clearly translated into other languages. The expression is often described as the “pathos of things,” an awareness of the transience of things, which leads to an increased appreciation of the moment. In particular, it is used in connection with nature, which is characterized by its cyclical as well as ephemeral character. But where do the boundaries run between nature and man, inside and outside, preservation and consumption, and protection and use?

On the occasion of the renovation of the lighting system in the Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten into an environmentally friendly lighting system, three artistic positions are presented in the windows of the gallery that deal with the theme of sustainability as well as the relationship between man and nature. Through their interventions, the artists transform the vitrine-like window front into showcases in which they demonstrate different approaches to dealing with nature.

Curated by Lusin Reinsch and Ulrike Riebel

Accompanying events:

Fri 1 Apr, 6 pm
Finissage
with Political Kitchen

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