Group exhibition

11.9.2020 – 2.5.2021

Center for Contemporary Art, project room


In the interplay of drawings and photographs, the exhibition not for sale combines three positions on the subject of “water”. The real images and imaginations are based on our human knowledge: nature cannot be used indefinitely without being damaged. Human-made climate change has long proven it in its diverse effects, such as rising sea levels or water shortages in many parts of the world due to global warming.

Antonia Bisig lets her large-format drawings float “counted” sensually from the ceiling into the room, despite the apparent lightness of the work, laden with heavy content. In all of her works shown here, her powerful message is: water is not negotiable.

Doris Hinzen-Röhrig dedicates herself to the threatened ecosystem of the world’s oceans in her image arrangements of drawings and smaller photographs, with a focus on dying coral reefs. Her works oscillate between aesthetic exaggeration and questioning.

Silvia Sinha’s photographs reveal ambivalence in our emotional relationship with water: We feel drawn to its natural beauty; find it refreshing and calming; we fear it and we need it. Either way, water deserves our responsible use.


With the kind support of the district promotion fund of the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe
Doris Hinzen-Röhrig und Silvia Sinha Collage „not for sale“ © VG Bild-Kunst Doris Hinzen-Röhrig und Silvia Sinha_hohe Auflösung
Ill.: Antonia Bisig, Doris Hinzen-Röhrig und Silvia Sinha: Collage „not for sale“ © VG Bild-Kunst: Antonia Bisig, Doris Hinzen-Röhrig und Silvia Sinha
Das lange Gebäude der Alten Kaserne, Foto: Zitadelle Berlin, Friedhelm Hoffmann


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