Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia

Last Saturday, 11 May 2019, numerous guests visited the exhibition opening of Project M/14 - Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia and were welcomed not only by a 200-year-old tree, but also by a pure plant oasis, the smell of fresh wood and green moss. But without a doubt, the more than fifty works created especially for Project M/14 by the world's best artists from the fields of pop, surrealism and lowbrow as well as urban contemporary art are the main highlights of the event.

In 2019 URBAN NATION focuses on environment and sustainability and celebrates the "Year of the Earth" with various events and activities. True to this motto, the exhibition curated by museum director Yasha Young and Danijela Krha Purssey, editor-in-chief of the Australian Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, shows visitors a vision of Gaia, our Mother Earth, and inspires them to show appreciation and its care.

Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn shows the works of over fifty of the world’s top artists in contemporary representational art, across all styles and traditional mediums, all individually and collectively bringing to life a theme of infinite importance: the conservation of our planet. As social visionaries, the artists direct people’s attention towards ecosystems, types of plants and animals and their endangerment and neglect by humanity. The artworks were specially created for this exhibition and shown for the first time ever at the opening on May 11th. The opening of Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia was a real experience of the senses for all visitors. The unforgettable opera performance by Roxanna Walitzki rounded off this impressive event.

To find out more about Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia, enjoy the full-length, in-depth interview with the two visionaries behind the show, Danijela and Yasha.

Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia // vernissage

“Artists are society’s visionaries, so it is our hope that through this collection we can inspire thought, discussion, and a deeper connection with the earth. Only if we as a society once again truly value and respect Gaia, our Mother Earth, can we create a future utopia, one in which all of her creatures can thrive. Only in this way, can we ensure that we leave a vibrant, living planet to the next generation and those that follow.” (Danijela Krha Purssey, Co-Founder and Editor of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine)

Yasha Young and Danijela Krha Purssey collaborate in pursuing the same goals and visions. Both aim to promote creativity that is forward-looking and political.

“To me, this project is extremely inspiring and exactly what I would have hoped for: to be able to support curators from around the world as the director of an international institution and to further our vision that I have defined as the centerpiece of URBAN NATION. My task is not only to support artists, but also the entire infrastructure, such as galleries and independent curators.” (Yasha Young, Director of the URBAN NATION MUSEUM)

Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia // artworks

Project M/14 – Gaia Reborn: A Future Utopia
URBAN NATION Production Office | Bülowstrasse 97 | Berlin-Schöneberg
The exhibition is open from 12 May to 10 July 2019, Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Admission is free.

Exhibiting artists

Amy Sol // Audrey Kawasaki // Brian Viveros // Caia Koopman // Calvin Ma // Chris Berens // Ciou // Crystal Morey // Dilka Bear // Ellen Jewett // Erika Sanada // Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak // Fin Dac // Forest Rogers // Hannah Yata // Kelogsloops // Jana Brike // Jasmine Becket-Griffith // Jean Pierre Arboleda // Jessica Dalva // Joel Rea // Johnson Tsang // J Louis // Julie Filipenko // Juliette Clovis // Kate MacDowell // Kazuki Takamatsu // Kevin Peterson // Kisung Koh // Laura Colors // Lori Nelson // Lucy Hardie // Mab Graves // Marie Larkin // Miho Hirano // Nadezda // Naoto Hattori // Natalia Fabia // Olga Esther // ONEQ // Peca // Rebecca Leveille // Redd Walitzki // Richard Ahnert // Rose Freymuth-Frazier // Sarah Joncas // Sarah Louise Davey // Scott Musgrove // CRAWW // Tom Bagshaw // Tom Christophersen // Tran Nguyen // Troy Brooks // Miss Van // Vipoo Srivilasa // Yousuke Kawashima

 

Photos: Nika Kramer