Fortress of Fire, Eldborg: Hnappadalssyslu, 2000
Postkarte; 3 gewellte Heftklammern, gerahmt / Postcard, 3 undulated staples, framed
27,2 x 32 x 4 cm
Edition of 25
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 2000

Fortress of Fire, Eldborg: Hnappadalssyslu, 2000
Postkarte; 3 gewellte Heftklammern, gerahmt / Postcard, 3 undulated staples, framed
27,2 x 32 x 4 cm
Edition of 25
Installation view, photo © Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2018

Fortress of Fire, Eldborg: Hnappadalssyslu, 2000
Postkarte; 3 gewellte Heftklammern, gerahmt / Postcard, 3 undulated staples, framed
27,2 x 32 x 4 cm
Edition of 25
Photo © Studio Karin Sander, 2000

Fortress of Fire, Eldborg: Hnappadalssyslu, 2000
Postkarte; 3 gewellte Heftklammern, gerahmt / Postcard, 3 undulated staples, framed
27,2 x 32 x 4 cm
Edition of 25
Installation view, photo © Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2018

Nature Unleashed
The Image of Catastrophe since 1600

2018 06 29 – 2018 10 14
Group Exhibition

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Germany

In a large-scale exhibition spanning several epochs, the Hamburger Kunsthalle traces based on important works how artists working in different media picture natural catastrophes while also shedding light on humanity’s failure to come to terms with nature due, among other things, of our faith in technology. »Nature Unleashed: The Image of Catastrophe since 1600« features approximately 120 exhibits, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, films and videos. As viewers make their way past blazing fires, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and sinking ships, they will take note of pictorial constants in the expression of such disasters but will also become aware of the differences in depiction from one era to the next. The show’s special appeal lies in the close juxtaposition of artworks created centuries apart. The trajectory of exhibited works spans an arc from the years around 1600 to the present day. Contemporary works serve to anchor the theme in the here and now and underline its topicality.