The Park as Lover
Group show featuring Hedda Roman

Jun 9th – Sep 15th, 2024
Lantz'scher Park, Düsseldorf

Copyright the artists; Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Kai Werner Schmidt

Installation view of Hedda Roman, Pandemonium, 2024

Copyright the artists; Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Kai Werner Schmidt

The Park as Lover is a three-month programme of exhibitions, performances and events conceived by Katharina Klang, where encounters with Lantz'scher Park in Lohausen from the perspective of its non-human inhabitants as equal counterparts—as lovers—unfold.

A historical survey of European gardens reveals how the creation of parks is closely linked to hegemonic demands: their design, in particular, reflects the desire for representation and the display of trade relations, which found expression in various design principles.

Contrary to the Western anthropocentric logic of importing and cultivating, which requires demarcations such as nature/culture, animal/human, man/woman, The Park as Lover aims to focus on symbiotic relationships and the creative abilities of all beings.

What do the trees tell us? Is birdsong more than a necessary technique?
What can we learn from the self-organising powers of microbes?

At the centre of this questioning is the concept of a comprehensive kinship between all species and the reversal of learned subject-object attributions.


EVENT
Social Fiction | Discussion
with Hedda Roman

August 25th, from 3 pm
Meeting point: Main entrance, Lantz'scher Park
Participation is free, no registration required.

Impressions from the opening

Copyright the artists; Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Hanne Brandt
Copyright Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann; Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin; Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Photo Hanne Brandt
Copyright Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Photo Hanne Brandt
Copyright Keta Gavasheli; Dylan Maquet; Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Photo Hanne Brandt
Copyright Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Photo Hanne Brandt
Copyright Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark 2024, Düsseldorf; Photo Hanne Brandt

The Park as Lover is the fifth edition of Lantz'scher Skulpturenpark, a project by Kunstkommission Düsseldorf and supported by the Kulturamt Düsseldorf, the Kunststiftung NRW and the Kunst- und Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf.

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