Die Landschaft fängt an, wo der Mensch aufhört
24.Jan – 18.Apr 2020
Artists are the spokespeople of our times and can play a crucial role in provoking conversations and challenging the status quo. Oliver Westerbarkey communicates within his work that nature can exist without humankind, and it is in fact humans who cannot exist without a relation to their surroundings. The preservation of the plant parts stand in contrast to the fact that nature indeed never really stands still. The work is neither a true representation of nature nor even a complete falsification. Westerbarkey's works thus both preserve and imitate nature at the same time. They highlight all these little objects in nature we easily overlook, and thus let us meditate on the ecological system at large.