And the FORESTs will echo with laughter …

Forests without Trees in the Arts + Sciences

27 June 2020 – 17 July 2021

And the FORESTs will echo with laughter … - Key Visual


This line from a Led Zeppelin song epitomizes the upcoming exhibition at the ERES Foundation starting June 27th, 2020. Its focus is on the forest as social space. Forests’ ecosystems function on the basis of interconnectedness, information and communication, exchange and symbiosis. Hidden from our eyes, complex processes are taking place that are vital, not only for the organisms involved. For a forest is far more than just trees. In addition to being an economic asset, biosphere, oxygen producer, CO2 and water repository, it is also a magical, mystical place and powerful alternative to urban civilization – indispensable for human life as we know it.

Contemporary artists will explore unexpected pathways to forests’ thickets of meaning while scientists will be holding lectures that shine new light on the fascinating Wood Wide Web, the Internet of the forest.


John Baldessari, Luisa Baldhuber, James Benning, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, John Cage, Miriam Ferstl, Fischli / Weiss, Tue Greenfort, Wolfgang Kaiser, Martin Kippenberger, Marcellvs L. & Munan Øvrelid, Klaus Littmann, Marcus Maeder, Antje Majewski, Albert Oehlen, Daniel Roth, Michael Sailstorfer, Hans Schabus

Martin Kippenberger – Jetzt geh ich in den Birkenwald, denn meine Pillen wirken bald

Martin Kippenberger, Jetzt geh ich in den Birkenwald, denn meine Pillen wirken bald, 1993, © Sammlung Johann Widauer, Foto: ERES Stiftung, Thomas Dashuber

Marcus Maeder – Espírito da floresta

Marcus Maeder, Espírito da floresta / Forest Spirit, 2017/2020, © Marcus Maeder

Hans Schabus - Im Tiefen Wald

Hans Schabus, Im Tiefen Wald, 2020, © Hans Schabus / Bildrecht GmbH, Foto: ERES Stiftung, Thomas Dashuber


Meet the Artist



»Der Wald«: Ausstellung in der Münchner ERES Stiftung
© BR Rundschau, 14. Juni 2020, Gaby Weber

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Accompanying the exhibition is a catalogue (german/english), EUR 10,00
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