Ursula Schulz-Dornburg – Where traditional species die out, mankind looses something of its history and culture

Ursula Schulz - Dornburg

In a single century, wheat culture was reduced from over 60,000 to a few dozen high-yield types. Remains of the disappeared native breeds of wheat are stored in seed banks, frozen and numbered, raw material for experiments. Beyond its concrete purpose, wheat has therefore achieved its highest abstraction as embodiment of wealth and sovereignty in the monetary symbol and in the computer number.
The ears shown here are only a small fraction of the native breeds of wheat stored in the gene banks’ refrigerators. The photographs by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg make them accessible again to our senses. They are signs of recognition on the road to an entombed memory of the idea of variety and fertility existing before the victorious progress of the monoculture.
Text: Peter Kammerer


The second siege






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!

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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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