At a time of accelerating transformations in global ecosystems, humans and other animals leave and lose their natural habitat. Animals are forced to migrate and adapt themselves to a new environment and a new world where nature, culture and technology are entangled. This discussion is the starting point for the exhibition “Ex Situ. Samples of Life”, that starts next Sunday, September 1st, at the Copenhagen Contemporary and showcases the works of 11 artists, including PIPA Prize 2016 nominee Pedro Wirz, that addresses the constantly changing conditions of forms of life on planet.
Aiming to provide the visitors a immersive experience, the art space of Copenhagen Contemporary was rethought to resemble a vivarium, a shelter for an artificially recreated environment. The works on display explore a variety of organic and inorganic forms and deal with questions such as life cycles and the necessary conditions of life such as soil and, more prominently, water, especially in an era marked by pollution and its effects on the ecosystem.
“Ex Situ. Sample of Life”, group show with A Kassen, Martin Erik, Andersen, Alan Bogana, Tacita Dean, Roni Horn, Lauren Huret, Dominique Koch, Lena Maria Thüring, Keith Tyson, Hannah Weinberger and Pedro Wirz.
On view from September 1st through November 26th
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