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TALK: What would happen if nature were considered a nation?–by Mario Asef

9 July 2021, 7 pm

Within the frame of Seedlings with Siblings project, Mario Asef will talk about his project Kemmuna Nation (2018), where he has posed the question, what would happen if nature were considered a nation. In line with the constitutions of the Republic of Ecuador and Bolivia that recognize Pachamama (Mother Earth) as a legal entity with its own rights and responsibilities relative to the state, Kemmuna Nation expounds on the concept of a non-human nation in which interactions between nature and human beings are coordinated. If nature were to decide on mankind's place on the planet, the results for humanity would likely be devastating. Kemmuna Nation makes clear the need to redefine our relationship with nature for the sake of our existence.


Mario Asef is an architect and conceptual artist based in Berlin. He studied architecture at the University of Architecture and Urban Development in Córdoba, Argentina (Dpl.), and art at Chelsea College for Art and Design in London, England, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe and at the Universität der Kunst (UdK) in Berlin, Germany, where he obtained a master’s degree. His work has been exhibited worldwide, most recently at Daegu Photo Biennale (South Korea), Quartier 21 (Museumsquartier, Vienna), Wild Palms (Düsseldorf), Silent Green (Berlin), Junge Kunst e.V. (Wolfsburg, Germany), Kasa Galerie (Istanbul), SSamzie Space (Seoul), The Drawing Hub (Berlin). Recent museum exhibitions include Hamburger Kunsthalle, Villa Merkel (Esslingen, Germany), Kunstlerhaus Bregenz (Austria), and the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Since 2014 he organizes exhibitions and lectures for Errant Sound, a project space dedicated to sound art in Berlin.

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Seedlings with Siblings project is curated by Ece Pazarbasi

See more about Seedlings with Siblings program here.

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