“Down to Earth”: The earth wants to get rid of us!

Es is an impressive sight. On the floor of the atrium in Berlin’s Gropiusbau, Lee Mingwai created a huge abstract picture. The colored sands form eddies that are reminiscent of the canvases of the abstract expressionist Lee Krasner. But the template was actually a famous painting by Pablo Picasso: “Guernica”. One suspects nothing of the downfall of the Basque town of the same name, however, the figures in the sand have been blurred with brooms during a meditation.

The exhibition “Down to Earth” wants to get back to the ground of the facts, without electricity: “Climate Art Discourse unplugged”. It is an experiment born from the Corona crisis and from the even bigger crisis that lurks behind it, that of the climate.


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