Published by Kerber.
Edited with text by Esther Schlicht. Text by Philippe Descola, Karen Kurczynski, Johanna Laub, Reiko Tomii, Cord Riechelmann.
As unknown areas have disappeared from maps with increasing speed, “wilderness” has returned in art. Expeditions as an artistic medium, visions of a post-human world or renegotiations of the relationship between human beings and animals influence the work of many artists. Since the beginning of modernity, the idea of the wild has cast a spell over art that has only increased in conceptual complexity.
Wilderness brings together paintings, photographs, video works, sculptures and installations that examine the connections between wilderness and art from 1900 to the present. Included here are works by Karel Appel, Hicham Berrada, Auguste-Rosalie and Louis-Auguste Bisson, Julian Charrière, Ian Cheng, Constant, Tacita Dean, Mark Dion, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Joan Fontcuberta, Luke Fowler, Camille Henrot, Pieter Hugo, Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, Jacob Kirkegaard, Joachim Koester, Richard Long, Heinz Mack, Ana Mendieta, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, Henri Rousseau, Frank Stella, Thomas Struth, Carleton E. Watkins and many others.