SILENT SPRING, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin



Opening 11.03.2022, 6 pm

Exhibition from 05.02.2022 to 05.03.2022

Betty Böhm, Selket Chlupka, Dana Engfer, Catherine Rose Evans, Kathrin Ganser, Carla Mercedes Hihn, Stefan Klein, Claire Laude, Josèfa Ntjam, Sarah Straßmann, Attilio Tono, Robert Zhao Renhui

Curated by Lena Fließbach

Opening: Friday, March 25, 2022, 6–9 pm

The Earth bears traces of humans everywhere: melting glaciers, dwindling biodiversity. They not only shape landscapes, but also create artificial worlds and intelligences. But with all their knowledge, humans can neither fully comprehend nature and its complex regulatory mechanisms, nor control or predict the future. Together with guest artists, the Berlin-based artist group pilote contemporary explores the ambiguity that characterizes the relationship between humans and their environment. On the one hand, humans change and destroy the world, appropriate it and intervene in natural processes in the long term; but at the same time, their own finitude and dependence are revealed. The title “Silent Spring” refers to the 1962 book by biologist Rachel Carson, which is considered a key trigger of the 20th century Western environmental movement. The exhibition questions the Western assumption of human and nature as two separate entities, instead focusing on the manifold connections. Presumed hierarchies are questioned, interrelations are highlighted, and humans are positioned as part of larger processes.


Saturday, March 26, 6.30 pm

“Sunset Radio”, live MicroFM transmission with Kate Donovan & Ally Bisshop, artists & researchers (DE/EN), please bring an FM radio receiver

Thursday, April 21, 5 pm

Presentation of the project “Kunst Express”, experimental guided tour by children and teens from Neukölln, family-friendly event (DE)

Tuesday, May 3, 6.30 pm

Interdisciplinary talk with artists of the exhibition and Dr. Maria Cecilia Oliveira, Research Group Leader Democratic Governance for Ecopolitical Transformations, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, IASS Potsdam (EN/DE)

Tuesday, May 10, 6.30 pm

Interdisciplinary talk with artists of the exhibition and Prof. Dr. Pierre Ibisch, Professor for Nature Conservation, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, project manager “Pyrophob” (DE)

Wednesday, June 8, 6.30 pm

Interactive sound performance with Betty Böhm and the sounds of plants and electromagnetic radiation (DE/EN)

Workshops with Camera Obscura, 06.- 08.04, 27.04- 29.04, 04.05.-06.05, 11.05.-12.05, 23.05.- 25.05.2022

All events take place in compliance with the current infection protection act.

The exhibition runs from March 26, 2021 to June 8, 2022

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The exhibition is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Exhibition Fund Municipal Galleries and Fund for Exhibition Remuneration for Visual Artists.

Galerie im Körnerpark

Schierker Str. 8, 12051 Berlin

daily 10 am–8 pm




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