Natalia Wehler – Atomatlas

Natalia Wehler’s Atomatlas condenses over 70 years of media coverage: nuclear weapons, nuclear economy, uranium mining, nuclear accidents and protests. The large-scale map of individual woodcuts geographically arranges the images, taken mainly from German information media, in the context of their creation. Thus a world map grows, which reminds of an information graphic and in its cluster structure suddenly illuminates the atomic destruction as well as pollution. The technique of woodblock printing is based on the technique of Japanese color wood printing and consciously creates a parallel to this traditional form of information transfer and preservation. Wood – like art – as a long-lasting memory that opposes the intergenerational consequences of atomic destruction and bears witness to Wehler’s search for a sustainable concept of the image. And of course the Atomatlas is not finished.






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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