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

Kunstreichgewächse

  • Museum Ulm
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.

Participate

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

Frau-dort wo alles anfing.
  • Digital art
  • Digitale Kunst

Frau-dort wo alles anfing.

Charlotte Häge

Das zerbrechliche Paradies
  • Foto
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting

Das zerbrechliche Paradies

Charlotte Häge

10 11 12 14 17 19 24
  • Mixed Media
  • Video

10 11 12 14 17 19 24

Other Plants Collective

Mutter|Natur. vom Suchen und Finden partII
  • Mixed Media
  • Video

Mutter|Natur. vom Suchen und Finden partII

Anna Goldmund

BAY
  • Mixed Media

BAY

Thomas Christians

voyeurix/3smus
  • Digital art
  • Sound
  • Video

voyeurix/3smus

Frederik Hochheimer & Anastasiia Belousova

NEED
  • Digital art
  • Video

NEED

Rene Buttermann

Knochenarbeit paradiesisch
  • Digital art

Knochenarbeit paradiesisch

Ruth Knecht

aus der Serie IMPATIENS
  • Foto

aus der Serie IMPATIENS

Elisabeth Eberle

o.T. 16* o.T. 17* o.T. 18*
  • Foto

o.T. 16* o.T. 17* o.T. 18*

Ralf Blaschke

„Letzte Nacht habe ich meine Ambiguität in einem Brunnen versenkt.“
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting

„Letzte Nacht habe ich meine Ambiguität in einem Brunnen versenkt.“

Ole Meergans & Olga Monina

‘Ice Garden: 24 hours of sunshine’; ‘Paradise Turned’
  • Mixed Media
  • Video

‘Ice Garden: 24 hours of sunshine’; ‘Paradise Turned’

Penelope Richardson

Innere Landschaften
  • Painting

Innere Landschaften

Maren Hoch

We came to take your jobs.
  • Digitale Kunst
  • Sound

We came to take your jobs.

The Superfoods

Laminatdecke
  • Foto

Laminatdecke

Melanie Moser

Hinter der goldenen Zeit 1-3, 2020
  • Mixed Media

Hinter der goldenen Zeit 1-3, 2020

Regina Friedrich-Körner

Mimikry
  • Foto

Mimikry

Melanie Moser

Untitled (151)
  • Digital art
  • Digitale Kunst
  • Foto

Untitled (151)

Bas Meeuws

Untitled (#135)
  • Digital art
  • Digitale Kunst
  • Foto

Untitled (#135)

Bas Meeuws

Untitled (#134)
  • Digital art
  • Digitale Kunst
  • Foto

Untitled (#134)

Bas Meeuws

Untitled (#83)
  • Digital art
  • Digitale Kunst
  • Foto

Untitled (#83)

Bas Meeuws

Untitled (#73)
  • Digital art
  • Digitale Kunst
  • Foto

Untitled (#73)

Bas Meeuws

Paridaeza – der umzäunte Garten, Malerei 1995/96
  • Painting

Paridaeza – der umzäunte Garten, Malerei 1995/96

Andreas Hack

Deep Sea Abstraction N°3
  • Mixed Media

Deep Sea Abstraction N°3

Karolina Szlupowicz

we resist. Pflanzen im Anthorpozäm
  • Foto

we resist. Pflanzen im Anthorpozäm

Eva-Maria Lopez

Protector
  • Mixed Media

Protector

Jürgen Cornelius Ernst

Im Glashaus – nur eine kann gepflanzt werden (Special in Ulm)
  • Digitale Kunst
  • Mixed Media

Im Glashaus – nur eine kann gepflanzt werden (Special in Ulm)

Lena Violetta Leitner

Paradise & Hildegard
  • Mixed Media

Paradise & Hildegard

Pavel van Houten

“Erfülle mich!”
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting

“Erfülle mich!”

Verena Kandler

Gewächse
  • Mixed Media

Gewächse

Iris Schabert

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