The weather is all around us and inescapable. Nobody can say: ‘I don’t like it and therefore I opt out of it.’ To what extent do climate and weather events influence nature, human civilization and culture? Scientific and statistical climate research as well as our daily dealings with the weather are the subject of this exhibition and its accompanying programme of events. Visitors of the exhibition will encounter weather and climate in a wide range of forms, among them weather forecasts, documents about natural disasters, solar and wind energy, aerodynamics, weather phenomena as theatrical effects, country sayings, floods, colds and the pharmaceutical industry, human and animal clothing, divine anger and ball lightning.
In addition to looking at the weather through the lens of cultural and artistic reception, the exhibition also focuses on the scientific exploration and the history of meteorology as well as on current aspects of global climate change. Despite scientific research and political efforts, the problem remains far from being solved. The exhibition and the accompanying programme of events in Bonn will not only endeavour to shed light on different assumptions of the climate debate through scientific and artistic means, it also sets out to heighten sensitivity and direct attention to the complex and vital system that is our atmosphere.
Curator: Stephan Andreae
Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH
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