Apokalypse und Weltrettung
Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany
26 Nov 2020 - 30 Oct 2021
An exhibition project with Agnes Denes (USA), Arava Institute (ISR), Orkhan Huseynov (AZE), Michael Pawlyn / Exploration Architecture (GB), Oliver Ressler (A), Levi van Veluw (NL) & Pinar Yoldas (T / USA)
Environment: Katerina Seda
Curators: Ulrike Shepherd, Karen van den Berg
Seldom have future expectations been so shaped by the idea of a collapsing world as these days. Fears about the consequences of the pandemic and worries about the climate and biodiversity are omnipresent. In addition, there is growing fear of the end of a human-dominated world, in which artificial intelligences remove control from the human species.
The project “Apokalypse und Weltrettung” throws the spotlight on these apocalyptic scenarios and at the same time examines the question of which major world saving ideas oppose them. With the interdisciplinary exhibition project and a one-year accompanying program, the viewer will be through current end-time scenarios and possible future horizons. In the group exhibition, a series of art, Architecture and design-related events are juxtaposed with current artistic confrontations with end-time fears and impending global catastrophes, possible rescue scenarios and utopian refuges.
Sponsored by Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg | Frankel Foundation | Sparkasse Bodensee | Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Architects | Exploration Architecture | Arava Institute for Environmental Studies | The Blue Flower eV