Heather Phillipson, “Mesocosmic Indoor Overture” (Detail), 2019

Heather Phillipson, “Mesocosmic Indoor Overture” (Detail), 2019. Still from multi-screen video installation

© Heather Phillipson

Artist Talks, Sound, Impulse Lectures

Two Days of Earthly Delights

Day 2

The second day of the event weekend Two Days of Earthly Delights looks into the themes represented in the exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights: It is dedicated to artist talks and impulse lectures that address questions of responsible ecological action and politics of plants as well as forms, iconography and postcolonial frameworks of the garden.

  • In German and English

On 26 and 27 July, the exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights is open until 22:00; from 19:00 the entrance fee is reduced to € 8.

Day 1 | Day 2

Mise-en-scène by Isabel Lewis
Sounds and original compositions by LABOUR

10:30–12:30
Family Workshop: Gärten ohne Grenzen
In German
Education space

11:00–11:10
Activating the Gropius Bau sonically by LABOUR
Atrium

11:00–14:00
Impulse Lectures
Moderated by Clara Meister
Atrium

  • Stay with the Trouble – About the Exhibition (DE)
    Stephanie Rosenthal (Director and Curator, Gropius Bau)
  • Planting Blessings – Thoughts on Gardens in Southern Africa (EN)
    Lungiswa Gqunta (Artist, Amsterdam)
  • Governing Postcolonial Climates (EN)
    Yolanda Ariadne Collins (ICI Fellow, Berlin)
  • The Botanical Garden: An Alien Concept (EN)
    Libby Harward (Artist, Brisbane)
  • Zen, Chahar Bagh and other forms of the Garden(DE)
    Torben Hanhart (Curatorial Fellow, Gropius Bau)
  • Iconographical Walk through Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights (DE)
    Michael Diers (Professor for Art History, Berlin / Hamburg)
  • Everything That Happens Happens in Tiergarten (EN)
    Sandra Bartoli (Co-Founder of the Büros für Konstruktivismus, Berlin)

14:00–14:20
Sonic Activation of Rashid Johnson’s Antoine’s Organ
Piano music by Anthony Pateras
Atrium

14:20–14:30
Activating the Gropius Bau sonically by LABOUR
Gropius Bau

14:30
Conversation: Politics of Plants
Ros Gray (Senior Lecturer Goldsmiths, University of London), Jumana Manna (Artist, Berlin) and Uriel Orlow (Artist, London), EN
1st floor, room 1.19

16:00
Conversation: Ecological Wisdom for a Good Anthropocene
Zheng Bo (Artist, Hong Kong), Gilly Karjevsky and Rosario Talevi (Climate Care / Floating University e.V., Berlin), moderated by Stephanie Rosenthal, EN
1st floor, room 1.19

18:00
Talk and Discussion: Seeds of Change and Recipes for Survival
Maria Thereza Alves (Artist, Berlin) and Otobong Nkanga (In House: Artist in Residence), EN
Part of Carved to Flow: Germination by In House: Artist in Residence Otobong Nkanga, co-curated with Maya Tounta
1st floor, room 1.19

19:45–20:00
Activating Gropius Bau sonically by LABOUR
Atrium

20:00–20:20
Sonic Activation of Rashid Johnson’s Antoine’s Organ
Piano music by Anthony Pateras
Atrium

20:20-20:30
Activating Gropius Bau sonically by LABOUR
South terrace

Two Days of Earthly Delights are accompanied by the culinary offerings of restaurant Beba at the Gropius Bau.

Day 1 | Day 2