Yaşam Şaşmazer at Museum Schloss Moyland (19/02/2023)
Based on the museum's collection, the exhibition Landscapes Florenz & Istanbul examines the significance of nature and its fragile status in art from the 19th century to the present. Confronted with climate change, the extinction of species and the imminent loss of the basis of our life, nature, the explosive question of how man can serve the preservation of nature was already central to the life and work of Joseph Beuys and his contemporaries in the 20th century. With the arrival of the Anthropocene in the 21st century, these issues are more than ever in the focus of artists. The exhibition brings together artists who look at these issues from different cultural backgrounds and perspectives, or who combine them. Between 19 February and 20 August 2023, the show brings artists from Germany, the Lower Rhine region and the Netherlands into an enriching dialogue with those from Turkey and the Middle East.
Image: Yaşam Şaşmazer, Sojourn, 2021-2022, Earth, moss, lichen, live plants, fungi, stones, unfired clay, papier mâché, styrofoam, 240 x 490 x 190 cm