Green Modernism. The New View of Plants
September 17, 2022 – January, 22, 2023
What do plants mean to human beings? The exhibition Green Modernism: The New View of Plants takes us back to the early twentieth century and examines the depiction of plants in the visual arts and how they were viewed in botany and society in general. After all, as plain as potted plants in pictures may appear at first glance, and as matter-of-fact as botanical reports read, they always also attest to the contradictions, fears, longings, and ideologies of the modern age. At the same time, the exhibition is a pilot project in eco-curating for the Museum Ludwig.