Opening of the Städtische Galerie: (Un)endliche Ressourcen?
Photo of a pile of gold bars
Artistic positions since 1980
Fri, March 06, 2020 7 pm CET, Opening

We hear about the effects of the consumer society in the media every day: about climate change, about the pollution of the seas, about the dumping of resources. How does art react to the problems of the throwaway society?

The effects of today's consumer society on our environment are omnipresent. Be it that we experience them with our own senses and discuss them in our everyday lives, or be it that we can follow corresponding reports in the media day after day. Based on selected examples from the last 40 years, the exhibition presents contemporary artists who deal with the mutual influences between the increasingly globalizing consumer society and its environment.

These current positions observe, document and comment on the traces left behind by the use of our livelihoods. The present relationship between nature and civilization is also taken into account, as is the multifaceted phenomenon of waste. Natural raw materials such as water or fossil resources are also the subject of artistic consideration.

Using media as diverse as painting, photography, sculpture, installation or video, approximately 20 artists approach these pressing issues in the exhibition.

Dr. Susanne Asche, Dr. Brigitte Baumstark and Christina Korzen will speak at the exhibition opening.

On the exhibition of the Städtische Galerie
Organization / Institution
Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe