Climate protection with repression. Wash my fur, but don’t get me wet.

Buschhaus (C) T.A. Exhibition Cat Wash

Bush house (C) T.A.

64th exhibition of GG3 3.5.2024 – 14.6.2024

The majority of society wants climate protection, but does not want to change. It becomes nervous, susceptible to fossil lobby campaigns, superstitions and right-wing influences.

People are in favor of doing something about man-made global warming, but they still want to fly on vacation. One denies one’s own fossil addiction. The other countries, the politicians, should take action against the climate crisis. People don’t want to see their own responsibility as voters for political parties and as consumers of flights, cars and goods who cause CO₂ emissions. Of course, something should change, just not in your own life. Science calls this behavior cognitive dissonance.

The artworks in the gallery and front garden refer to the generic term “displacement of man-made global warming”, outside to the displacement of specific problems of the locations:

1. park path at the Waldemar bridge: Cyclists and scooter riders displace the driving ban in the park

2. park path south of the lake: the greenery on the walls is being damaged for graffiti. The sprayers suppress the importance of the climbing greenery for people.

3rd, 4th sidewalks near the stairs into the park: Litter is dumped or thrown down. The actors repress fact that the litter usually disturbs pedestrians and residents.

5th lake: The lake is over-fertilized due to the prohibited feeding of aquatic animals. The feeders suppress the adverse effects on animals, water quality and the plants of the lake.

Map of the exhibition

Plan of the “Wash my fur, but don’t make me wet.” exhibition in Berlin-Mitte. (C) T.A. Excerpt from OpenStreetMap

6. and 7. works to suppress man-made global warming.

In a public international call for entries, we invite artists to submit contributions for the above-mentioned theme for a group exhibition in our exhibition spaces and outside.

Click here for the Open Call

Jury Team GG3: Tom Albrecht, Stephan Groß, Maria Korporal, Mina Mohseni,
Curator : Tom Albrecht
Co-curator: Katja Hock

Program

Exhibition in the gallery and front garden: Tuesdays and Fridays 5-8 p.m., on the sidewalk, in the park and on the lake two days each 4-6 p.m.

Vernissage Fri., 3.5.2024, 7 p.m.

Bag parade Tue., 21.5., 7 p.m.

Guests and artists present and judge their most beautiful fabric bags. Cloth bags for shopping have become fashionable. They advertise, pile up at home and consume resources unnecessarily due to their mass. Guests and participants of the exhibition are invited to present their most beautiful cloth bags live with video documentation and to evaluate them together. Followed by a bag exchange.

Artist:Inside talk Fri. 24.5., 7 p.m.

Artists from the exhibition talk to guests about their works.

Lecture “Cognitive dissonance of global warming” 7.6. or May 31, 7 p.m. (N.N.)

Finissage Fri., 14.6.2024, 7 pm