On Invasive Grounds
Katja Aglert
22 February–19 June

In the exhibition On Invasive Grounds, artist Katja Aglert explores some of the ideas related to the widespread notion of a lost natural, primordial state, characterised by harmony and balance, which we strive to re-establish. The exhibition traces the human hand in the proliferation of artificial light, explores the Arctic of male myths and the flora of the World Heritage site of Suomenlinna in neon-based work and video installations. Eventually a completely different idea about the earth’s original state emerges: a world that has always been, and continues to be, in perpetual flux, a world characterised by constant interaction between animals, nature and human beings, the latter of which may be regarded as the earth’s most invasive species.

CURRENT PROGRAM RELATED TO THE EXHIBITION

Thursday 3 April at 6 pm

Book release of Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze and lecture Climate Change and Contemporary Art of the Polar Regions: Gender after Ice

Book release of Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze which is a part of the art project with a similar title. Publishers are Art and Theory Publishing and editors Katja Aglert and Stefanie Hessler.

Lisa Bloom, one of the authors in the book, will give a lecture on her upcoming book Gender After Ice: Climate Change and Contemporary Art of the Polar Regions and how contemporary artistic practices are re-visualizing the Arctic and Antarctic in response to the issues of global climate change. Lisa Bloom is an author and teacher who divides her time between San Diego and New York. Bloom is currently a visiting scholar at UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women.

Participators in the book Winter Event – antifreeze:  Katja Aglert, Lisa Bloom, Sabeth Buchmann, Stefanie Hessler.

The lecture will be held in English 

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Wednesday 23 April at 6 pm: Radical Gardening

George McKay gives a lecture based on his book Radical Gardening: Politics, Idealism and Rebellion in the Garden of how parks and gardens were favored locations for alternative, radical cultures like music festivals, the peace movement and various kinds of political activism. McKay is a professor in Cultural Studies at Salford University in England.

The lecture will be held in English 

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