• We 13.09, 12:00h
  • Th 14.09, 12:00h
  • Fr 15.09, 12:00h
  • Sa 16.09, 12:00h
  • Su 17.09, 12:00h
Foto: Simon Vogel
Foto: Simon VogelSimon Vogel
Foto: Simon Vogel

Exhibition, Private collection, Tour
Julia Stoschek Collection

5 FEB—26 NOV 2017


Between 1799 and 1804 a young naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), visited the American continent for the first time, making two expeditions. The most adventurous section of his journey was the trip down the Orinoco to the Rio Negro in Venezuela. At the time, his report on this journey laid the foundations for a holistic way of looking at nature – one that was way ahead of its time. Von Humboldt was the first researcher to point out how the forces of nature, both animate and inanimate, work together. In 1853, these first chronicles of the New World were published in a special edition entitled “Jaguars and electric eels”. The largely media-based works on show describe a reality that no longer distinguishes between naturalness and artificiality.

Artists: Doug Aitken, Kader Attia, Heike Baranowsky, Trisha Donnelly, Juan Downey, Encyclopedia Pictura/Björk, Cyprien Gaillard, Ryan Gander, Manuel Graf, Cao Guimarães, Nancy Holt & Robert Smithson, Donna Huanca, Martin Honert, Isaac Julien, Simon Martin, Nandipha Mntambo, Ana Mendieta, Paul Pfeiffer, Ben Rivers, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, STURTEVANT, James Richards & Leslie Thornton, Bill Viola, Guan Xiao, Anicka Yi, Aaron Young


Guided tours: 

14 SEP, 6,30pm (german)

16 SEP, 3pm (english)

17 SEP, 3pm (german/english)