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OOZE is an international design practice operating between the fields of art, architecture and urbanism.

ZKM - The Beauty of Early Life. Traces of Early Life / / Time of Stone Edition 02

26 March 2022

OOZE’s Time of Stone research and installation is part the The Beauty of Early Life. Traces of Early Life group exhibition at the ZKM. The show takes us on a journey back through time to the origin of life. How did life first get started? Where can we still find traces of the earliest life forms today? Why is it important to look at the past in order to develop an understanding of why biodiversity is so relevant in today’s world?
The exhibition invites us to look at the emergence of life through artistic works from modern times to the present, complemented by scientific exhibits from the early days of life, right now, at this crossroads of a global climate and biodiversity crisis.

Participating artists
Memo Akten, Suzanne Anker, Hans Arp, Brett Baker & Laura Hug, Willi Baumeister, Sonia Mehra Chawla, Paul Rosero Contreras, James Darling & Lesley Forwood, Anna Dumitriu & Alex May, ecoLogicStudio (Claudia Pasquero & Marco Poletto), Max Ernst, Thomas Feuerstein, Ernst Haeckel, Jens Harder, Aleš Hieng, Ida Hiršenfelder, Robertina Šebjanič, Institute for Biological Interfaces 1, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Manfred Kage, Agnieszka Kurant, Sonia Levy, Bernd Lintermann, Derek Hauffen, Martin Lisec, Andy Lomas, Len Lye, Louise Mackenzie, Reiner Maria Matysik, Joan Miró, Jakub Nepraš, OOZE (Eva Pfannes & Sylvain Hartenberg), Dan Rees, Maija Tammi, Yves Tanguy, Xandra van der Eijk, Martin Walde, Carmel Wallace

Curated by: Norbert Lenz, Peter Weibel with Eduard Harms, Hannah Jung, Philipp Ziegler

The exhibition The Beauty of Early Life takes place in the context of the thematic focus It's about Life at ZKM. Other exhibitions in this focus include BioMedia. The Age of Media with Life-like Behaviour (December 18, 2021–August 28, 2022) and Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau. The Artwork as a Living System (May 07–July 31, 2022). It’s about Life is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg within the framework of the Impulse Program Kunst trotz Abstand.

The Beauty of Early Life @ ZKM

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