Exhibition at Wetter- und Klimawerkstatt Offenbach

Exhibition at Wetter- und Klimawerkstatt Offenbach

In der Mitte des Wetters—Über Klima, Kunst und Wetter

Author: JohannaBieber

Weather, climate, and contemporary art: this field of tension, which is as extraordinary as it is highly relevant, is emerging in a distinguished art project of the Wetter- und Klimawerkstatt (Weather and Climate Workshop) in Offenbach am Main, taking place until October 29th, 2022.

The Wetter- und Klimawerkstatt in downtown Offenbach, which is a cooperative project between the City of Offenbach (Cultural Management and Economic Development) and the German Weather Service DWD, will present nine artistic positions in the upcoming special exhibition In der Mitte des Wetters—Über Klima, Kunst und Wetter (In the Middle of the Weather. On Art and Weather).

The artists will examine our way of life and the question of a climate-friendly society in different ways and, using clouds, smoke, the sea, air, earth, and weather, will tell of how we deal with the world in which we live. Humans have changed the world. The forests on our own doorstep are all too seldom cultivated according to the rules of sustainable forestry. Increasingly, the sediment layers contain “technical fossils” such as aluminum, concrete residues, plastic particles, and carbon compounds from the burning of fossil fuels. Due to the emission of greenhouse gases, the climate has changed noticeably worldwide since the beginning of industrialization. Our waste is not only found in the oceans—and our footprint includes the exploitation of other people around the globe. This has consequences for all of us; climate change with its consequences threatens us humans and also the animal and plant world. The exhibition is intended to stimulate discussion: How do we want to live together in the long term in our city and in a metropolitan region on the river?

The invited artistic positions expand the axes of vision and add very different facets to the dialog: Julius Bokelt, Swaantje Güntzel, Wolf von Kries, Elke Marhöfer, Marie-Luce Nadal, PARA, PRĦPOSITION, Sophie Utikal, and Raul Walch.

Exhibition at Wetter- und Klimawerkstatt Offenbach


Until October 29th, 2022
Tuesday–Friday: 2–7 p.m. 
Saturday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Wetter- und Klimawerkstatt Offenbach am Main
Frankfurter Straße 39 / Rathaus-Plaza
63065 Offenbach am Main

Free entrance

Exhibition at Wetter- und Klimawerkstatt Offenbach