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Brandon BallengÃ©e will be exhibiting and talking inÂ Germany from late May 2014 onwards. Â He will beÂ in Berlin and in LÃ¼neburg:
Exhibition at Â Art Laboratory Berlin:Â [macro]biologies II: organismsÂ (Suzanne Anker,Â Brandon BallengÃ©e,Â Maja Smrekar) // 31 May- 20 July, 2014
Vernissage: 30 May, 2014,Â 20:00
Artist and curators talk: 1 June 2014,Â 15:00
More informationÂ here
Praeter Naturam: Beyond NatureÂ Â (Lecture)
Tuesday 3 June 2014, 12:15-13:45
Leuphana University (Scharnhorststr. 1, building 3) Room C 3.121
The lecture will be followed by an open discussion with Brandon BallengÃ©e, moderated by Dr. Sacha Kagan (Leuphana University, ISKO / Cultura21).
Biologist and artist, Brandon BallengÃ©e creates transdisciplinary artworks inspired by his ecological field and laboratory research into amphibians, birds, fish and insect species found in todayâ€™s â€˜preternaturalâ€™ environments. BallengÃ©e uses art in order to realize scientific research, and science in order to realize art. He is a systemic practitioner and an â€œecosystem activistâ€ who stresses public involvement through participatory biology, field investigations and laboratory programs. Since 1996, BallengÃ©eâ€™s primary scientific research and much of his art has focused on the occurrence of developmental deformities and population declines among amphibians.
Brandon BallengÃ©eâ€™s work has been exhibited internationally, incl. solo exhibitions at Museum Het Domein (Sittard, Netherlands: 2014), the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (Philadelphia, USA: 2013), Longue Vue House and Gardens (New Orleans, USA; 2011); Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University, New Haven, USA: 2007); and a.o. Documenta 13 (Germany: 2012); 3rd Moscow Biennale (Russia: 2009); Venice Biennale (Italy: 2005); Geumgang Nature Art Biennale (South Korea: 2004). In 2011 he was awarded a conservation leadership fellowship from the National Audubon Societyâ€™s TogetherGreen Program (USA).
The lecture in LÃ¼neburg is organised by the Innovation Incubator and the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University of LÃ¼neburg, in collaboration with the Leuphana Arts Program and Cultura21. The Innovation Incubator LÃ¼neburg is an EU major project supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the federal state of Lower Saxony.
Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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