People – Nature – Future

23 Oct 2021 – 23 Jan 2022  |  Exhibition & Talk Event

Culturesphere is proud to present »People – Nature – Future«, an exhibition and talk event brought to life in collaboration with the non-profit initiative Symbio(s)cene. The exhibition shows the internationally acclaimed works by the Scandinavian artist duo Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen. In their remarkable art project »Eyes as Big as Plates«, which has been ongoing since 2011, the artists explore the human-nature relationship. To this end, they have travelled the world and portrayed people in a wide variety of landscapes. The portrait series shows individuals wrapped in artistic sculptures made from elements of the environment. Nature serves both as content and context here. With playful ease, symbiotic narratives and new aesthetic worlds emerge, conveying a strong message with an aura of stillness: We are nature!

In their continuous search for modern man’s relationship to nature, the artist duo has explored Norway, Finland, France, the USA, Great Britain, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Japan, Senegal, the Outer Hebrides, Tasmania and Greenland. Within the framework of the exhibition “People – Nature – Future”, the two artists will also visit Munich and its surrounding countryside and carry out a photo shoot here as a further milestone of their art project.

The event has been initiated and organised by Symbio(s)cene, a non-profit initiative that aims to contribute to the development of new, sustainable worldviews and promotes thinking beyond the Anthropocene. Demonstrating new ways of seeing is an important key to the change that is so urgently needed. Symbio(s)cene represents a holistic approach that unites science and art in order to give space to both cognitive and emotional dimensions of knowledge creation and thus opens up new perspectives for a sustainable human-nature relationship and a future worth living.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of free talks. For information about speakers & event programme please click button below.

Speakers & Event Programme

Image Source:
© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen, Eyes as Big as Plates