The forest is a place of culture and recreation, a habitat for animals and plants, a water reservoir, an air purifier, a source of wood, a global climate regulator, a hunting ground, but also a reserve of land. It is threatened by economic interests such as monocultures, e.g. for palm oil in many industrial foods, slash and burn, tropical wood imports and climate change. Consumers are associated with it when buying meat, furniture, parquet. A critical exhibition from a sustainable point of view.

Forest Island, (C) TA The Forest

Forest Island, (C) TA

Exhibiting artists “The Forest”

They give their answers, questions and criticism with video, object, sculpture, photo, installation and performance:

Angela Preusz • Helena Hernandez • Jasmin Odendahl • Jens Isensee • Bernard Misgajski w • Walter Yu (于朋) • Benna aka Benna Gaean Maris • Christoph Both-Asmus • Luana Knipfer • Mary CorporalRobert QuintMariel Gottwick • Catherine von Hagenow • Cora Marin • Sonja Trabandt Ursula Blancke-Dau Joern Neumann Frank Sievers Sigrid Engel Korvin Reich • Paul Handley • Olivia Jasinski


Exhibition – performances – talks
4/17/2015 – 5/29/2015

Vernissage , jazz with “Silva Trio” (video 3:31 min.) : April 17, 2015, 7 p.m

artist talk –  Artists talk to guests about their works: Fr. 04/24/2015, 7 p.m
“It’s gone for wood” Performance, H. Hernández & R. Brodt: Fr. 05/15/2015, 7 p.m

“Palm oil instead of forest” Lecture by Marcel Starfinger

“Palm oil instead of forest” Lecture by Marcel Starfinger: Fr. 05/22/2015, 7 p.m

Results (excerpt): stakeholder analysis, solutions
Video “The Path of Palm Oil”, Greenpeace:



Closing date : Fri. May 29, 2015, 7 p.m., video of the finissage + Maria Corporal’s work (3:06 min.)

Curator: Javier Pérez-Lanzac