Julius von Bismarck
Sies and Höke
Düsseldorf, Germany
Oct 27 – Nov 24, 2023
Opening: Oct 27, 6-9 pm

In the process of his ongoing examination of that which is socially negotiated as nature, Julius von Bismarck travelled to Madagascar—a biodiversity hotspot that has been settled by humans for a comparatively short time, only about 2000 years.

Von Bismarck’s solo exhibition focuses on human intervention in misunderstood systems and the impossibility of conserving the living. The exhibition presents the body of work created in Madagascar for the first time in the context of further works by the artist that deal with the dilemma of a desire to preserve something without really being able to understand it.

Caption: copyright the artist; Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; alexander levy, Berlin; Photo Studio Julius von Bismarck