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, untitled (owl), 2019
Bertozzi & Casoni, untitled (owl), 2019
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, 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

Renaissance Reloaded. Deconstructing Piero della Francesca

Renaissance Reloaded. Deconstructing Piero della Francesca

  • Artists: Aljoscha, Gisela Beck, Herbert Beck, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Bertozzi & Casoni, Alkis Boutlis, Michael Craig-Martin, Gehard Demetz, Joachim Elzmann, Dorothee Golz, Wolf Hamm, Anton Henning, Thomas Kesseler, Julia Kissina, Jiri Kolar, Victor Kraus, Heinz Mack, Xavier Mascaró, Vik Muniz, Hartmut Neumann, Morio Nishimura, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Apostolos Palavrakis, Pablo Picasso, Katharina Schilling, Emma Stibbon, Manolo Valdés, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Stefan à Wengen, Thomas Wrede
    Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
    Text: Michael Beck, Alkis Boutlis, Jil Gärtner, Wolf Hamm, Thomas Kesseler, Antonia Lehmann-Tolkmitt, Heinz Mack, Xavier Mascaró, Kirsten Nordahl, Stefan à Wengen, Thomas Wrede
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Martina Löhle)
  • Italy, English, German
    Hardcover, 28 x 24 cm
    128 pages, 82 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2013
    ISBN 978-3-93091982-6
  • 30,00 €
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