credits: Alfred Erhardt Stiftung, from Dürer`s The Columbine/ The Great Turf
Phenomenons such as Guerilla Gardening, Gardening Flash-Mobs, Community Gardens have their origins in cities in transition. Between July 24 and September 26, 2010 the Berlin-based Alfred Erhardt Stiftung holds the exhibition Urban Growths exploring the flora that has developed in cities through the lens of photography. Six contemporary positions in photography (Claudia Angelmeier, Nina Ebbinghaus, Claudia Fährenkemper, Annabelle Fürstenau, Ralph Samuel Grossmann and Helmut Völter) take a closer look at plant species which are growing inbetween obstructed urban places.
The show “examines nature and the construction of the natural” and is based on the creative research published in the Handbook of Wild-growing Metropolitan Plants by artist Helmut Völter.