Katja Novitskova, Approximation IX. Growth Potentials, 2013 Exhibition view, The Hunt, open studios at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 2013 © Katja Novitskova. Courtesy Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin

Meet three of the artists in Life Itself!

Artist talk

19.2 2016


The day before Life Itself opens, we will make an early start with an Artist Talk featuring the artists Valia Fetisov, Katja Novitskova and Olga Balema, in a discussion with Daniel Birnbaum, who curated the exhibition together with Carsten Höller and Jo Widoff.

Life itself – On the question of what it essentially is; its materialities, its characteristics, considering that all attempts to answer this question by occidental sciences and philosophies have proven unsatisfactory is a major group exhibition that looks at the issue of what life is.

The exhibition presents works by 44 artists and covers a period from the early 20th century, when artists developed a dialogue with the new theories on evolution, over a number of modern classics, to today’s artists whose works are created in a technologically manipulated reality.