Beating Wings. Insects in Contemporary Art

BEATING WINGS. Insects in Contemporary Art
July 7 to October 13, 2019


In cooperation with the Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

 

The relationship between humans and insects has always been ambivalent: usefulness and damage, curse and blessing, fascination and phobia come to mind. The pressing issue of the disappearance of insects, however, has changed human perspective on the little creatures: their indisputable importance for the earth’s fragile ecological balance and biodiversity has come into sharper focus. Their increasing absence is becoming more and more noticeable, and this also increases our longing for their return. Now the animals which were driven away for decades by means of insecticides and insect traps are being treated to “insect hotels” in gardens, and beehives abound in unexpected places.

 

“Once bees are extinct from the earth, mankind has four more years to live. No more bees means no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more humans.”

 

Albert Einstein

 

In the exhibition BEATING WINGS, the Museum Sinclair-Haus presents artists who explore this shift in the relationship between humans and insects in their works, finding their own approach to these strange creatures. The exhibition features many different sculptures, reliefs, drawings, photographs, films and installations – and a myriad of discoveries concerning the subject of insects.

 

(Text: Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe)

 

 

MUSEUM SINCLAIR-HAUS
July 7 to October 13, 2019
Löwengasse 15
Entrance Dorotheenstraße
61348 Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe
Germany

 

Available works of the artist

Bertozzi & Casoni, Vaso con mazzo di fiori, 2019, © Bertozzi & Casoni, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Bertozzi & Casoni, Vaso con mazzo di fiori, 2019, © Bertozzi & Casoni, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Bertozzi & Casoni, Rosa, 2016, © Bertozzi & Casoni, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Bertozzi & Casoni, Rosa, 2016, © Bertozzi & Casoni, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Bertozzi & Casoni, Brillo Box con pappagalli, 2016, © Bertozzi & Casoni, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Bertozzi & Casoni, 23 dicembre, 2015, © Bertozzi & Casoni, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Bertozzi & Casoni, Ossobello, 2013, © Bertozzi & Casoni
Bertozzi & Casoni, Vassoio, 2012, © Bertozzi & Casoni, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Bertozzi & Casoni, Disgrazia con tulipani rossi, 2012, © Bertozzi & Casoni, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Past exhibitions at Beck & Eggeling

Selected Publications of the Artist

BE Highlights 2020

BE Highlights 2020

  • Artists: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Aljoscha, Herbert Beck, Bertozzi & Casoni, Joachim Brohm, Marc Chagall, Kwang Young Chun, Lucien Clergue, Gehard Demetz, Piero Dorazio, Gerhard Hoehme, Anselm Kiefer, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Heinz Mack, August Macke, Fausto Melotti, Giorgio Morandi, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Pablo Picasso, Fabrizio Plessi, Rudolf Polanszky, Chris Reinecke, Gerhard Richter, Norbert Tadeusz, Manolo Valdés
    Editor: Michael Beck, Ute Eggeling
    Text: Aljoscha, Michael Beck, Jil Campisi, Ute Eggeling, Andrea Knop, Andrea Krause, Kirsten Nordahl, Katja Ott, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Sebastian Schemann, Miriam Walgate
    Design: Antonia Eggeling
  • English, German
    Softcover, 25 x 21 cm
    120 pages, 92 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2020
    ISBN 978-3-94606324-7
  • 20 €
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