Fountain in the Renaissance courtyard of Museum Ulm, Foto: Judith Bahr / Museum Ulm
  • Exhibition

Kunstreich­gewächse

  • Museum Ulm
  • Open Call 01.07.-30.09.2020
Image: Fountain in the Renaissance courtyard of Museum Ulm, Foto: Judith Bahr / Museum Ulm

With increasing speed, real and virtual spaces interpenetrate each other. The topography of natural habitats has often become alien to us. Reality as experience disappears. And with its loss the longing for its rediscovery grows.

In a time of dystopias, in which multiple crises upset our world and the future seems grey, we would like to set out with this open call in search of the paradisiacal Garden of Eden. The enchanted garden was, is and remains a motif of longing as a place of retreat and idyll. After the representative parks of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, the first private gardens were created in civil age of the 19th century. They had a very personal charm, were intimate and paid homage to contemplation. The garden quickly became a favourite artistic motif. And a new flowering of the representation of nature began to sprout. Transfigured as an ideal, today more than ever the garden stands for the lost unity of human and nature. Its beauty conveys an idea of the supernatural and the glory of paradise, for which people have been longing for centuries.

Comparable to a botanical garden, the Museum Ulm collects, maintains and displays rarities from 40,000 years of art and cultural history in its heritage building ensemble from the 15th to 20th centuries. The sought-after artistic positions on the theme of the Garden of Paradise are to be brought together in an exhibition project in the spring of 2021, transforming the museum into an alternative place of wonder, experience and rediscovery.

We invite artists, curators and all interested parties to actively participate in the exhibition, to propose and submit artworks of various kinds and media for this exhibition, to comment on works and to discuss them in a group chat with the curator and the community.

With increasing speed, real and virtual spaces interpenetrate each other. The topography of natural habitats has often become alien to us. Reality as experience disappears. And with its loss the longing for its rediscovery grows.

In a time of dystopias, in which multiple crises upset our world and the future seems grey, we would like to set out with this open call in search of the paradisiacal Garden of Eden. The enchanted garden was, is and remains a motif of longing as a place of retreat and idyll. After the representative parks of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, the first private gardens were created in civil age of the 19th century. They had a very personal charm, were intimate and paid homage to contemplation. The garden quickly became a favourite artistic motif. And a new flowering of the representation of nature began to sprout. Transfigured as an ideal, today more than ever the garden stands for the lost unity of human and nature. Its beauty conveys an idea of the supernatural and the glory of paradise, for which people have been longing for centuries.

Comparable to a botanical garden, the Museum Ulm collects, maintains and displays rarities from 40,000 years of art and cultural history in its heritage building ensemble from the 15th to 20th centuries. The sought-after artistic positions on the theme of the Garden of Paradise are to be brought together in an exhibition project in the spring of 2021, transforming the museum into an alternative place of wonder, experience and rediscovery.

We invite artists, curators and all interested parties to actively participate in the exhibition, to propose and submit artworks of various kinds and media for this exhibition, to comment on works and to discuss them in a group chat with the curator and the community.

Submissions

TRIBUT (TRIBUTE) – Katia Sophia Ditzler
  • Video

TRIBUT (TRIBUTE) – Katia Sophia Ditzler

Katia Sophia Ditzler

Void (Woodlands)
  • Digital art
  • Video

Void (Woodlands)

Barbara Herold & Florian Huth

Bild_001   GREENFIELD   Bild_002   BREEZE     Bild_003   MEETING OF THE INNOCENTS
  • Mixed Media

Bild_001 GREENFIELD Bild_002 BREEZE Bild_003 MEETING OF THE INNOCENTS

Stephan Fischer

Herbar Digital
  • Mixed Media

Herbar Digital

Barbara Herold & Florian Huth

This is a model that was developed from an experimental mistake. (Don East)
  • Digital art

This is a model that was developed from an experimental mistake. (Don East)

Barbara Herold & Florian Huth

Tired Lantern – the Place where God sits and laugh about us.
  • Foto

Tired Lantern – the Place where God sits and laugh about us.

Zuza Badziong

Overgrowth
  • Digital art
  • digitale art
  • Video

Overgrowth

Jens Isensee

den Himmel absuchen
  • Mixed Media

den Himmel absuchen

omar el lahib

Indomitable Tropic
  • Foto

Indomitable Tropic

Calebe Simões

asteroids
  • Digital art
  • digitale art

asteroids

Till Warncke

The Space vase
  • Mixed Media

The Space vase

Evgeniia Kazarezova

Sonnenaufgang, Miteinander
  • Mixed Media

Sonnenaufgang, Miteinander

Tim Duda

MUTABLE WORLDS
  • Digital art
  • digitale art
  • Video

MUTABLE WORLDS

Myriam Thyes

Elements
  • Mixed Media

Elements

Angelika J. Trojnarski

sweet desire
  • Mixed Media

sweet desire

Cynthia van Wijngaarden

How to Travel
  • Foto
  • Mixed Media
  • Sound

How to Travel

Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko

Ohne Titel  (Vase mit Eichenblättern)
  • Mixed Media

Ohne Titel (Vase mit Eichenblättern)

Conrad Hübbe

Giardini segreti / Secret gardens…
  • Mixed Media

Giardini segreti / Secret gardens…

Andrea Cerquiglini

Spring
  • Mixed Media

Spring

Ana Trifunovic

LifeVest Zyklus und Nacktes Paar
  • Mixed Media

LifeVest Zyklus und Nacktes Paar

Marlon Jerome Hesse

Passing tea time throught
  • Video

Passing tea time throught

Giulia Ferrarese

Du bist wie eine Rose
  • Foto

Du bist wie eine Rose

Kristin Schnell

A visual lockdown diary
  • Digital art

A visual lockdown diary

Zita Holbourne

Excessive flowering
  • Digital art
  • digitale art

Excessive flowering

Ageethe Groenendaal a.k.a. Pixelpolly

Ecotherapy
  • Digital art
  • digitale art

Ecotherapy

Khyati Trehan

StMons
  • Digital art
  • Video

StMons

DELORY

ElektroMistel – interactive light environment – RaumZeitPiraten
  • Mixed Media
  • post internet

ElektroMistel – interactive light environment – RaumZeitPiraten

RaumZeitPiraten

Discovered
  • Mixed Media

Discovered

Olga Chekotovska

Old Sensory
  • Digital art
  • digitale art

Old Sensory

Ommery De Zutter

Das Wort Krise besteht im Chinesischen aus zwei Schriftzeichen
  • Video

Das Wort Krise besteht im Chinesischen aus zwei Schriftzeichen

Jonas Höschl

Comments

  • Endlich eine Initiative, die die eingetretenen Pfade verläßt, um Zukunft neu zu denken. Wenn wir unseren Kindern einen bewohn-baren Planeten hinterlassen wollen, müssen wir alle Möglichkeiten nutzen, alte Gewohnheiten in Frage zu stellen und gemeinsam um neue Lösungen ringen. Einen besseren Ort als die Kunst gibt es dafür nicht.

    Anita Beckers
  • sehr schöne Idee!

    Florin
  • Hello, I just sent my proposal. I could not indicate my Istagram account, because a message said it was wrong. I did not understand the reason, I tried several times. My account instragram is @andrea_cerquiglini (I also wrote andrea_cerquiglini, but nothing changed). Thank you for the attention. Best regards.

    Andrea Cerquiglini

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