Aziza Alaoui – 2050

Mexico’s natural environment is threatened by deforestation that is expanding at an alarming speed. The destruction of forests is resulting in a state of emergency for a wide variety of endemic species affecting ecosystems worldwide. Each year Mexico looses 1,235,000 acres of forest and tropical rain forest endangering 900 species of animals and plants. Institutional programs as well as market demands have pushed diverse communities to change the vocation of entire ecosystems into harvesting fields or pastures; also uncontrolled fires are contributing to accelerate deterioration of natural environments. The year 2050 will be the point of no return and the consequences of deforestation that are not only affecting wildlife will also be fatal to human ecosystems drastically reducing water supplies and exacerbating climate change. The installation 2050 is comprised of a series of postcards designed as an intervention inside the gallery setting and outside into the public space. The piece includes documentation of a large-scale intervention on the Cathedral of Puebla Zocalo and an ephemeral sculpture constructing the number 2050 made out of postcards.

We want to thank everyone who helped to make the 18th venue in Erfurt possible!

18. ZNE! Station ERFURT (Germany)

Duration: 28.7.2019 to 22.9.2019

Pictures from the exhibition in Erfurt here!


We mourn our friend and benefactor, the artist and philosopher Prince Rudolf zur Lippe, who died on 6 September 2019.

He made thoughts dance and people move.

During the exhibition in Erfurt, which shows works from the cycle "Learning from the Birds" in the church of the Augustinian monastery, he wanted to talk to us about it and how it is linked to Goethe and Alexander von Humboldt.

We will miss him greatly, not only there.


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