In the course of their artistic collaboration, Matthias Böhler and Christian Orendt are increasingly concerned with the tragic, comic or absurd political and ecological consequences of mankind’s influence on the fate of its environment. The exhibition “The Wild, the Furless and the Spirit of the B.U.D.” circles around a narration about a fictitious supernatural vessel, the “Benevolent Utopization Device” (B.U.D.). The story was originally invented for a large eponymous installation commissioned by the Neues Museum Nuremberg for a group show in early 2020. The current exhibition further advances this fiction with further works.
About the artist
BÖHLER & ORENDT
Matthias Böhler born 1981 in Aachen, Germany &
Christian Orendt born 1980 in Schäßburg, Romania
Both live and work in Berlin, Germany
Matthias Böhler and Christian Orendt's artistic approach portrays the tragic, comic or politically absurd consequences of mankind's influence on nature. They freely use various mixed forms of graphic, digital, sculptural and performative techniques to tell the viewer a story. They often have installation narratives that are often intertwined or based on each other.