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Forests and Trees: What If We All Just Stopped?, Art Basel, Germany, 2018.

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posted on 27.03.2021, 11:28 by Mariele Neudecker
Forests and Trees focuses on research into landscape as metaphor for the human condition, the Contemporary Sublime, human psychology, atmospheric conditions and subjects surrounding climate change.

This item contains 4 images documenting What If We All Stopped? a tank work made for and exhibited at Art Basel 2018. Drawing on the evocation of the sublime in German Romanticism, What If We All Stopped? is a section of forest, made from resin, submerged in a water solution inside a glass vitrine. It was displayed at Art Basel within a darkened chamber lit by a single beam of light aiming to highlight in the viewer a sense of the figure alone in the woods at dusk, at once immersed and detached.

What If We All Just Stopped?, 2018
Mixed media including water, acrylic medium,
salt, fibre-glass
71,8 × 66,1 × 174,6 cm.

What If We All Just Stopped? was also due to be exhibited in November 2020 as part of Diversity United. Contemporary European Art. Moscow. Berlin. Paris., a touring exhibition of 81 artists from 35 countries set up by The Foundation for Art and Culture, Bonn and the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the exhibition was postponed.

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: Courtesy of Pedro Cera Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal. Used with permission.

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