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The Tilted Greenhouse

31 October 2023 to 2 March 2024

About this activity.

With the installation The Tilted Greenhouse, the internationally active artist Hadassah Emmerich has transformed the Tschumi Pavilion into an exotic greenhouse with imaginary flowers and plants. Central to the installation is the interaction between nature and human intervention.

If you look closely, you will see botanical elements merge with human shapes. Sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract. It leads to new fictional forms in which the boundaries between reality and imagination become blurred. The installation reflects Emmerich's vision of cultivated nature: “I explore the sensual interaction between humans and nature, the desire for control and the interaction between nature and artificiality.” The use of the glass Tschumi Pavilion as a kind of greenhouse is something that Emmerich often applies in her work: "In previous works I have often depicted greenhouses, arising from colonial references. Greenhouses symbolize both cultivation and the historical ties with colonialism, where exotic plants were status symbols." With the 'tilted greenhouse' the artist invites reflection on the relationship between people and nature.

Earlier this year, Hadassah Emmerich was commissioned by Kunstpunt to create a colorful, permanent installation in the Papiermolentunnel. Emmerich can now also work with light in the Tschumi Pavilion. Because the installation is illuminated from within, the vibrant shapes and colors can be experienced even more intensely. Even in the dark, the installation is a feast for the eyes.

The Tilted Greenhouse is visible 24/7 in the Tschumi Pavilion until March 2, 2024.

About Hadassah Emmerich
Hadassah Emmerich (Heerlen, 1974) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, HISK Vlaanderen and Goldsmiths College in London. She participated in artist residencies in Berlin, Antwerp and Curaçao. Recurring themes in her oeuvre include the sensorial and sensuality.

Kunstpunt Groningen.

Kunstpunt Groningen (voorheen CBK) is hét knooppunt voor beeldende kunst. Wij lenen kunstwerken uit, begeleiden kunstopdrachten in de openbare ruimte en bij bedrijven, ontwikkelen educatieprojecten voor scholen en organiseren tentoonstellingen en activiteiten. 

Kunstpunt Groningen (formerly CBK) is the hub for visual arts. We lend works of art, supervise art assignments in public spaces and at companies, develop educational projects for schools and organize exhibitions and activities.


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