D21 Artspace and the Natural History Museum have invited Leipzig artists Erik Weiser and Theresa Zwerschke to engage artistically with the museum’s collection. Erik Weiser has studied various fish species and re-created them using curious materials, such as neon-colored sneakers. His works will be shown from 21 July to 3 September 2021 on the second floor of the Natural History Museum.
In times of global warming and biodiversity loss, artists are called upon to make these challenges visible and perceptible in aesthetic ways. Against this backdrop, the idea arose to create two research scholarships whose results are now being presented. From a curatorial point of view, rather than a purely inspirational use of the scientific collections, an interdisciplinary approach connecting scientific and artistic questions and phenomena was essential.
In 2021, D21 Artspace will focus on the relationship between humans and nature. The topic of the year Human Nature will provide an opportunity to look into this complex of themes from complex perspectives and in a variety of formats.