Kitzbühel | Issue 48 | Winter 2020 Text: Florentine Rosemeyer
Our living space, comprising nature, the Alps, the icebergs, the waters, flora and fauna must be protected. The exhibition directed by Florentine Rosemeyer entitled “Our Living Space – Our Mountains” displays magnificent photographs of nature, impressive artistic interpretations, as well as paintings created from, and with, nature itself.
The photographer Nomi Baumgartl addresses the highly fragile equilibrium of human beings, animals and nature. In her project “EagleWings – Protecting the Alps” she documents the increasing effects which the climate change is wreaking on the world. She strives to awaken our awareness that we are all parts of one indivisible whole, and she radiates through her art works the beauty of nature and its interconnectedness with human beings.
The artistic language of Mischa Fritsch paints together with nature itself, in a way. His canvasses are worked on with earth, stones, water, ice and plants. In his “Wind Drawings” (“Windzeichnungen”) he lets nature speak for itself. Hubertus Hamm points the way towards an openness to transcendent dimensions through his foldings, his material concavities and convexities and overlappings. In such ways he forces a necessary shift in perspective which demonstrates that our image of nature is drastically different from the reality.
Florentine Rosemeyer invariably places the focus of her exhibition concepts on a theme relevant to this moment in time. Here it boils down to a matter of sustainability and climate change. Lectures and discussions with the artists illuminate the theme from a diversity of different perspectives.