Exhibition

Today 29. Apr – 4. Sep 2022

Gabriela Oberkofler: Api étoilé - a growing archive

Place: Flora I - Parzelle 3

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  • Ausstellungspavillon 
Gabriela Oberkofler
    Ausstellungspavillon Gabriela Oberkofler "Api étoilé - ein wachsendes Archiv"
  • Ausstellungspavillon 
Gabriela Oberkofler
    Ausstellungspavillon Gabriela Oberkofler "Api étoilé - ein wachsendes Archiv"
  • Gabriela Oberkofler und Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz vor dem Wandbild
    Gabriela Oberkofler und Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz vor dem Wandbild "Myzel"
  • Gabriela Oberkofler: Bodenpilze / Mykorrhiza / Kommunikationsstrategien unter der Erde, aus der Serie Pflanzenpalaver 2020/21, Tusche auf Papier, 30 x 20cm
    Gabriela Oberkofler: Bodenpilze / Mykorrhiza / Kommunikationsstrategien unter der Erde, aus der Serie Pflanzenpalaver 2020/21, Tusche auf Papier, 30 x 20cm
  • Gabriela Oberkofler: Die Wurzeln der Erbse wachsen Richtung Wasser, aus der Serie Pflanzenpalaver 2020/21, Tusche auf Papier, 30 x 20cm
    Gabriela Oberkofler: Die Wurzeln der Erbse wachsen Richtung Wasser, aus der Serie Pflanzenpalaver 2020/21, Tusche auf Papier, 30 x 20cm
  • Gabriela Oberkofler: Unter der Erde, aus der Serie Pflanzenpalaver 2020/21, Tusche auf Papier, 30 x 20cm
    Gabriela Oberkofler: Unter der Erde, aus der Serie Pflanzenpalaver 2020/21, Tusche auf Papier, 30 x 20cm
  • Gabriela Oberkofler: Maiskolben mit Pilz, aus der Serie Pflanzenpalaver 2020/21, Tusche auf Papier, 30 x 20cm
    Gabriela Oberkofler: Maiskolben mit Pilz, aus der Serie Pflanzenpalaver 2020/21, Tusche auf Papier, 30 x 20cm
  • Ausstellungspavillon und mobiler Schaugarten
    Ausstellungspavillon und mobiler Schaugarten
  • Gabriela Oberkofler mit mobilem Schaugarten
    Gabriela Oberkofler mit mobilem Schaugarten
  • Gabriela Oberkofler: Api étoilé
    Gabriela Oberkofler: Api étoilé
  • Samenarchiv, 2021
Installationsansicht installation view Api étoilé – Ein wachsendes Archiv, Villa Merkel Esslingen, DE
Foto Photo: Frank Kleinbach
    Samenarchiv, 2021 Installationsansicht installation view Api étoilé – Ein wachsendes Archiv, Villa Merkel Esslingen, DE Foto Photo: Frank Kleinbach
  • Samenarchiv, 2021
Installationsansicht installation view Api étoilé – Ein wachsendes Archiv, Villa Merkel Esslingen, DE
Foto Photo: Frank Kleinbach
    Samenarchiv, 2021 Installationsansicht installation view Api étoilé – Ein wachsendes Archiv, Villa Merkel Esslingen, DE Foto Photo: Frank Kleinbach

Exhibition in the pavilion, seed archive and mural in the plot 3

Api étoilé – a growing archive

PAVILION PLOT 3

29.4. – 4.9.2022

Entrance free

 

How does landscape change under the conditions of climate change and how can old cultivars be preserved – and also help to meet the challenges of food in the future? Two years ago, Gabriela Oberkofler started an artistic research project on these questions in exchange with gardeners and farmers, the results of which were first shown at the Villa Merkel in Esslingen together with her large-format drawings of complex life forms and will now be shown at the Parzelle in Dresden.

 

Api étoilé gives the project its name – a small, firm, sweet-sour apple with the name that Friedrich Schiller also called a ’star apple‘ and that has probably been cultivated since Roman times. It is about concrete visualization and the preservation of living cultural knowledge. A seed archive created and designed by Gabriela Oberkofler brings together over 480 old varieties. The planting boxes of a mobile show garden display old vegetables and various mixed cultures in which the plants support each other in growth and in defense against predators, for example a combination of tomato and cinnamon basil. Eight farmers from South Tyrol, Austria and Germany share their experiences and talk about what connects the cultivation of vegetables with a future worth living.

 

The mural entitled „Mycelium“ was developed by Gabriela Oberkofler as a permanent wall design especially for the location in the Flora I allotment garden association. The gossamer root threads of the mycelium of fungi, such as the mychorriza mushroom, are an important source of inspiration for the wall design, which occupies an area of 16sqm. The fungus, whose mycelium provides other plants with nutrients and defenses, is essential for the evolution and survival of land plants. The intricate web of motifs in the drawings illustrates how in natural environments everything interacts with each other and how the interaction of different living things is the prerequisite for individual organisms to be viable

 

Gabriela Oberkofler (* 1975 in Bolzano) is a visual artist. After studying art at the University of Visual Arts in Corner Brook in Canada and at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, the focus of her work is artistic research on forward-looking forms of coexistence and the search for new forms of collaborative practice between art and agriculture.

In the fall of 2022 Gabriela Oberkofler will open Taberhof in Flaas in South Tyrol as an institute for alternative agriculture, contemporary art and life in the periphery.

 

For more information we recommend you the film

https://www.ardmediathek.de/video/kunscht/pflanzenpalaver-mit-gabriela-oberkofler/swrfernsehen-de/Y3JpZDovL3N3ci5kZS9hZXgvbzE0ODE5MTc/

Events:

  • Place: Kleingartenanlage Flora 1 , Gaststätte "El Horst"

    Fri, 29. Apr 2022, 18 - 20 Uhr

    OPENING

    We are especially pleased to invite you and you to the opening of the mural and the new exhibition „Api étoilé – a growing archive“ of the South Tyrolean artist Gabriela Oberkofler in Flora 1 next Friday, April 29 from 6 – 8 pm!

    You and you are cordially invited to the opening in the garden. The bar with drinks and refreshments will be open!