Current Exhibition:
Akihiro Higuchi at the Sinclair-Haus (Bad Homburg)
“Beating Wings. Insects in Contemporary Art”
July 7 - October 13, 2019

08.07.2019

The relationship between man and insect is marked by ambivalences: "Benefit and harm, blessings and curses, fascination and phobia," writes Andrea Firmenich in the foreword to the exhibition catalog. However, in view of the worldwide decline in species and insect death, the perception of the small "harmful" species has changed in recent years. Once cursed primarily as a plague, the understanding of their necessity for the functioning of ecosystems is becoming increasingly part of public awareness. Curator Ina Fuchs has taken this issue as the starting point for the recently opened exhibition Beating Wings. Insects in Contemporary Art at the Museum Sinclair-Haus in Bad Homburg.

Shown are twenty artists; including Akihiro Higuchi, who is represented with several works. In addition to finely painted insects from the series Hana and Mai (flowers and dance) is the photograph Schwebefliege made between 2003 and 2004 in Stuttgart as part of the series Burials. For these burials, the artist covered dead insects with soil and flowers. These small funerals were eventually documented in black and white photographs. With this performative gesture, Higuchi builds on questions typical for his work concerning the relationship between humans and animals and, at the same time, lovingly and impressively points out - in line with the exhibition - the problem of the decline in insects.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, October 13, 2019.


Akihiro Higuchi, Hana (H0118), 2018, Insektenpräparat mit Farbe, 18x24cm (Rahmen)


Akihiro Higuchi, Hana (H0318), 2018, Insektenpräparat mit Farbe, 20x18cm (Rahmen)


Akihiro Higuchi, Hana (H0518), 2018, Insektenpräparat mit Farbe, 20x18cm (Rahmen)


Akihiro Higuchi, Hana (H0618), 2018, Insektenpräparat mit Farbe, 20x18cm (Rahmen)


Akihiro Higuchi, Hana (H0718), 2018, Insektenpräparat mit Farbe, 20x18cm (Rahmen)


Akihiro Higuchi, Mai (M1118), 2018, Insektenpräparat mit Farbe, 25x20cm (Rahmen)


Akihiro Higuchi, Schwebfliege aus der Serie Begräbnis, 2003, 32x24cm (Rahmen).
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