How to Regain Empathy Towards The Non-Human? Artist Talk & Finissage mit Karine Bonneval

Donnerstag, 30. August 2018 - 18:00 bis Samstag, 28. Mai 2022 - 15:40

How to regain empathy towards the non-human? Karine Bonneval focuses on plant otherness and the complex and specific interactions that link humans and plants. She works in partnership with different teams of scientists in Paris and Berlin. The artist talk, hosted by Kathrin Grotz from the Botanical Museum will focus on this specific interchange between art and science, taking into account both perspectives.

Artist talk with

  • Karine Bonneval
    artist - Sometimes I hear the plants whisper
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig
    group leader – plant, fungal and soil ecology lab
    Freie Universität Berlin, Dahlem Center of Plant Sciences
  • & Sina Ribak
    cultural & environmental manager – co-founder of the reading club “Between Us and& Nature”

Karine Bonneval has been invited by the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum for a 6 weeks´ stay in the Garden guesthouse. During her residency, she has worked on a new production, based on the fantastic Victoria amazonica and the Museum’s rich collections of botanical models. Together with other works, this production is part of the exhibition Sometimes  I hear the plants whisper, presented at the Botanical Museum until September 2nd, 2018.

Ort: Botanisches Museum, Blütensaal


Normaler Museumseintritt 2,50 €, ermäßigt 1,50 € (bei Garteneintritt 6,00 €, ermäßigt 3,00 € ist Museumseintritt inkl.)