Artworks from the Middle Ages to the present illustrate the complex connection between human beings and their environment. From loving care to exploitation, from menace to fascination, the relationship between people and nature is an ever-present topic—and was of existential importance long before the life-threatening consequences of global warming and pollution we are faced with today.
Artwork by Karl Aigen, Alessandro Araldi, Betty Beier, Joseph Beuys and Nicolás García Uriburu, Joseph Beuys and Jonas Hafner, Albert Bierstadt, P. Dominik Bilimek OCist, Catrin Bolt, Günter Brus and Arnulf Rainer, Maria Bussmann, Carolina Caycedo and Jonathan Luna, Olivia Coeln, Regula Dettwiler, Mark Dion, Caspar David Friedrich, Nilbar Güres, Maria Hahnenkamp, Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler, John Hilliard, Jenny Kendler, Mathias Kessler, Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, Alessandro Magnasco, Julie Monaco, Muntean & Rosenblum, [...]
What breaks and fissures emerge when societal vision and everyday life clash? In what way do formal and ideal influences continue in another reality of life? The Israeli photographer explores such questions in his first solo show in Germany at Haus Esters.
Built by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the late nineteen twenties, Haus Esters and Haus Lange are two of the most iconic structures of modernist architecture in Germany and can be associated with notions of an open, forward-looking society. The special atmosphere and architecture of these former private homes have regularly inspired artists since being repurposed as exhibition venues for contemporary art. Sharon Ya'ari builds on this site-specific tradition to the extent that he developed new works and series for Haus Esters based on the reality of his own life. The starting point of Ya'ari’s photographic exploration is the connection between the ideas of European modernism between the World Wars and the [...]
The exhibition offers an observation of the way in which art can capture something of the current, contemporary Zeitgeist. It centers on six large-scale murals created in the gallery, alongside works in diverse media by artists of various generations as well as archive photographs. The exhibition is accompanied by discussions with artists about the way in which their art faces current affairs.
Participating artists: Walid Abu Shakra, Yaron Attar, Avner Ben-Gal, Werner Braun, Yossi Breger, Yael Efrati, Asaf Elkalai, Maayan Elyakim, Moshe Gershuni, Tsibi Geva, Michal Helfman, Irit Hemmo, Omry Keren, Yehudit Levin, Oscar Miestchaninoff, Karam Natour, Gilad Ratman, Ariel Reichman, Reuven Rubin, Ariel Schlesinger, Otte Wallish, Sharon Yaari.