©Victoria Tomaschko / ifa Galerie Berlin


Sarnath Banerjee
Barbara Blasin
Eva Castringius
J Henry Fair
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Sabine Gisiger
Sarah Johnstone
Laura Kikauka
Alexander Ugay
Frank Westerman

With the series “On stage: nature” the ifa galleries want to take up and examine crucial aspects of the current discussion on nature and the environment. While the first exhibition in the series, entitled “Water: Misery and Delight”, was dedicated to the element water, “Living at the edge” focuses on artistic projects about manmade catastrophes like the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the drying of the Lake Aral and the toxic gas accidents at Seveso and Bhopal. At the same time, the works presented deal with aesthetic aspects of catastrophes and the fascination they have always exerted on people.

Curated by Barbara Barsch.


Friday, 1 August 2018, 17:00
Guided tour through the exhibition with th present artists.

Friday, 1 August 2018, 19:00
Industrial Scars – the Consequences of our Consumption. Symposium for global awareness with Henry Fair.

Thursday, 4 September 2008, 19:00
Climate wars – The reasons to kill in the 21st century. Harald Welzer reads from his book Klimakriege – Wofür im 21. Jahrhundert getötet wird.

Thursday, 11 September 2008, 19:00
Re-educating the birds. Hans-Hendrik Grimmling reads from his autobiography Die Umerziehung der Vögel.

Sunday, 14 September 2008, 11:00 – 13:00
Children’s Art Programme. Before yesterday after tomorrow – Dealing with the catastrophe
With Annika Niemann and Ev Fischer

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 19:00
First Person Disasters – Catasrophes in Computer Games. Lecture by Andreas Lange, Director of the Museum of Computer Games, Berlin.