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Climate Change to go

Exhibition 15.5. – 19.6.2020

Sprit to go, (C) T.A. Climate Change to go

Sprit to go, (C) T.A.

In the meantime, we have successfully put the last exhibition online because of Corona: “Home: Think global, act local”. We are also showing the analogously planned exhibition “Climate Change to go” online:

Click here for the online exhibition


Many people do not feel affected by climate change. They continue to live as they have done up to now.  Even those who have recognized the problem often find it difficult to make sustainable consumption decisions in hectic everyday life or based on social expectations.

The demand for decadent luxury strengthens an immense emission of climate-damaging greenhouse gases, said economist Nico Paech of the University of Siegen. “These are cruises, these are SUVs, this is air travel, digital electronics and the demand for even more living space.” This is pure comfort that cannot be justified as the satisfaction of essential basic needs. (SPON 1.12.2019)

The government is afraid of being voted out of office for major measures. The lobby is slowing down. Some people think you can solve everything on the side with technology. Scientists and dedicated individuals warn and demand political and personal change. The outstanding changes are huge. Society needs transformation.

What are the decisions driven by comfort, what are their consequences, what are the reasons for our actions and how can we, as individuals and as a community, take new paths?

Dried out. Rika Pütthoff-Glinka, Dortmund, 2019, Fotocollage, 70 x 100 cm Climate Change to go

Dried out. Rika Pütthoff-Glinka, Dortmund, 2019, Fotocollage, 70 x 100 cm

Participating artists

Manja Dessel, Lioba von den Driesch, Francesco Gioacchini, Stephan Groß, Rika Pütthoff-Glinka, Julia Schicker, Rosa Schmidt, Mari Terauchi, Martin Zellerhoff

Climate change to go programme

Exhibition online

Vernissage 15.5.2020, 7 pm

Welcome and introduction to the exhibition: Curator Tom Albrecht(Video 6:41 min.)

Video chat of the guests and GG3. To do so, click the link for Chrome-Browser from 19 o’clock here at this place.

Artists meet guests online

on changing dates, hosted by Tom Albrecht
In each case from 18:00 to max. 18:30
Preparation from 17:00.
Please click on the link with the artist name from 18.5. in each case to the dates starting from 17 o’clock.
Only participants with picture and language will be admitted.
For PC please use the browsers Chrome or Firefox or Safari. Large screen is better.
For Smartphone, Tablet please install the app Jitsy Meet from the store before. For Android data protection sensitive persons please install the app Jitsy Meet from F-Droid-Store.
Headset recommended or earphones with microphone
Camera and microphone must be activated.

Martin Zellerhoff 18.5.

Julia Schicker 26.5.

Rosa Schmidt 28.5.

Francesco Gioacchini 29.5.

Mari Terauchi 2.6.

Lioba von den Driesch 4.6.

Manja Dessel 5.6

Stephan Groß 15.6

Rika Pütthoff-Glinka 17.6.

Online-Videotalk 12.6., 19 Uhr

Christian Löwe, Umweltbundesamt „Klimakrise, Digitalisierung und Kunst” (Video lecture)  in german

Finissage June 7th, 7:00 p.m.

Rosa Schmidt: Filmed performative intervention “INDIGO HILLS / SETZUNGSFLIESSEN”, 2020

49th exhibition

Fossil Addiction

Artists and experts examine our addiction-led unwillingness to recognize our dependence on fossil fuels.

January 10 –  March 6, 2020, Fridays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Exhibition, dialogues, workshop, workshop discussion
Fine art prints, videos, installations, collage, painting, objects

Night and Day, (C) Jörn Birkholz, Stephan Groß, Fossile Sucht

Night and Day, Jörn Birkholz, Stephan Groß

The exploitation of fossil fuels has allowed us the dream of flying, the freedom of the open road, a consume-craze, a plastic wonderland, and a comfortable warm apartment. Our use of petroleum, heating oil, natural gas can also be seen as a drug problem.

We use this state-sanctioned fossil drug with all its side effects of CO2 and environmental destruction. Coming clean from this drug causes withdrawal symptoms and all the irrationalities that go along with them. One need only look at the reader’s comments about ideas for a speed limit of 30km/h in the city or 130km/h on the highway. A recognition of the disease is lacking – rational reasoning gives way to addiction-led blindness.

Deatailed text: What is fossil addiction?

Dining table, (C) M. Schnauss Fossil addiction

Dining table. Foto: M. Schnauss

Men with oil tanks (C) Tom Albrecht Fossil addiction

Men with oil tanks. Foto: Tom Albrecht

Artists show their critical contributions to “Fossil Addiction”

How do artists see our fossil addiction and its therapy? How do we recognize the addiction? Where does it show itself? How could withdrawal therapy for citizens and the state look? We would like to explore answers to these questions.

Tom Albrecht, Jörn Birkholz, Stephan Groß, Marina Camargo, Maria Korporal, Merav Leibkuechler, Steph Marx, Christoph Medicus, Jasmin Odendahl, Katja Struif

Fossil Addiction Program

Christoph Medicus with visitor in front of a picture by Merav Leibküchler, (C) T.A. Fossil addiction

Christoph Medicus with visitor in front of a picture by Merav Leibküchler. Foto: T.A.


Friday, January 10, 2020, 7 p.m.

Exhibition Friday, January 17.1., 5-8 p.m.:

The Artist Steph Marx is present

Artists’ Talk  Friday, January 24, 7 p.m.

Artists of the exhibition present their works to the guests.

Workshop Talk  Friday, January 31, 7 p.m.

with the addiction specialists
Prof. Dr. med. Tom Bschor, chief physician of the Schlossparkklinik and
Prof. Dr. Hermann E. Ott, ClientEarth – Lawyers of the Earth, former climate researcher at the Wuppertal Institute:
“How do we recognize the addiction to fossil fuels among citizens and the state?
Is there a recognition of the disease?
What could withdrawal therapy look like for citizens and the state?”
The two experts discuss answers and solutions in a public discussion. Moderated by Tom Albrecht

Results see german site.

Second Workshop How can artists reduce their ecological footprint?

Friday, February 7,  7 p.m.   The topic is their everyday practice, the choice of their materials, their travel and transport. Moderation by Tom Albrecht (in German).

Results see german site.

Exhibition Friday, February 14, 5-8 p.m.

The Artist Marina Camargo is present.

Exhibition Friday, February 21, 5-8 p.m.

The Artist Maria Korporal is present.

Exhibition Friday, February 28, 5-8 p.m.

Finissage Friday, March 6,  7 p.m. Round Table “Fossil Addiction”

Guests and members of GG3 will talk about the effects of the exhibition, their findings and the outlook. Presentation of a mind map of the workshop conversation. Talk in german.
Exhibition from 5 p.m.

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