JANET LAURENCE is featured in Auftrag Landschaft / (com)mission Landscape, on view from 9 September 2016 to 2 April 2017, at the Schloss Biesdorf in Berlin. On 9 September Schloss Biesdorf will celebrate its re-opening as a recently restored cultural heritage site and new major destination for art and public space in the eastern part of Berlin.
The exhibition looks at humans' relationship to landscape and questions its role in artistic production, while deliberately touching on the conflict and ambivalent reputation of commissioned art. Nine contemporary artists, who developed (commissioned) projects for the upcoming International Garden Exhibition (IGA) taking place in Berlin in 2017, have been curated into the show: Erik Göngrich, Jeppe Hein, Martin Kaltwasser, Janet Laurence, Seraphina Lenz, Anna Rispoli, Michael Sailstorfer, Jeanne van Heeswijk and the studio for landscape architecture, Atelier le Balto. Their projects reflect their way of looking at and working with different aspects of landscape.