| artistic handling of serious events, catastrophes and tragedies |
“The world is full of extremes, societies are polarised. In a catastrophic situation, limiting the damage to people, environment and society should be the main priority. The actual situation, however, is often muddled, historically prejudiced, dominated by conflicts of interest and opinion. Communication is often hardly possible – this is also shown by the current global crises.”
“The idea for the exhibition arose with artists in Japan. Kobayashi and Natalia Wehler found remarkable thematic affinities and parallels in artistic and thematic aspects such as duplication and reproduction, as well as a common interest in the field of tension between history and personal experience.
A first joint exhibition took place with the three artists Tanji, Kobayashi and Wehler in Okayama, Japan, in January 2021. Inspired by the fruitful artistic and content-related discussions, further impulses for networking developed and led to the project idea of a digital programme and exhibition.
In cooperation with the team of the Künstlerforum Bonn, an exhibition has been planned for January and February ’22 in the spacious rooms of the Künstlerforum. The content is already being built up in the digital space in ’21. The desire is to network further and make this process accessible to the public.“