AN INTRODUCTION OVER AND OVER AND ONCE AGAIN
Initiated by artists Antje Majewski and Paweł Freisler, this exhibition about the apple is an at once artistic andscientific-cultural historical project that expands intopublic space with a planting intervention involving variousgroups and initiatives throughout the city. Both Paweł Freisler’s dried and carved apples and Antje Majewski’s paintings of apple varieties show the appleas an object of meditation, evoking reflection on natureand time. As natural and artificial clones, both the apples themselves and their hightech replicas conjurea surprising parallel between nature and technology. In her film The Freedom of Apples, Majewski conducts a fascinating case study on biodiversity, calling to mindthe complex relationships between the global foodindustry and technological progress. Agnieszka Polska’s video leads us into Freisler’s legendary garden, while Jimmie Durham’s apple juice bottles were produced for dOCUMENTA(13), in a project that also involved the planting of two apple trees. For the first time, the exhibition will expand into anartistic-ecological project for the city as part of the outdoor project AN INNOCENT DREAM OF A PARK. In late October, one hundred trees of old, Lower Rhine region apple varieties will be planted in public spaces around the city. Their apples will be open to all Mönchengladbach residents.
- Mönchengladbach, 2015
- Curator: Susanne Titz
- Venue: Museum Abteiberg