On the occasion of the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Markus Heinsdorff, an artist from Munich who works internationally, explores the theme of space under the
title “the space we live in”. In Venice in the One Contemporary Art Space May-July and in Munich Terminal II July-September 2021. As a central installation, he created the walk-in object “Paper Box House” on Giudecca Island in Venice as an “architectural vision” for a (super) living space made of the simplest material - a 15 m2 house made of recycled cardboard as an object. Part II of Markus Heinsdorff‘s Venice project deals with nature both as a living space and as architecture in a broader sense nature/environment as our house. With this installation, the artist wants to point out
the rapid destruction of our environment and the irrevocable consumption of resources, as well as to sensitise people to their protection - Terminal II as the hub of world-wide connections at Munich Airport is the ideal space for a networked awareness of the preservation of this world of ours.
Arten - Species
Heinsdorff‘s installation and collection “Arten - Species” is dedicated to human intervention in natural systems, climate change and the extinction of species, the exploitation of natural resources and their global trade, i.e. nature as a commodity. The exhibition shows nature’s wealth of forms and thus touches on phenomena that continue to fascinate people. At the same time, however, it deals with the complex
interplay between man and nature. In doing so, the exhibition combines artistic aesthetics with principles of scientific research. It thus follows the cross-genre artistic practice of Markus Heinsdorff, who has been considering nature and the elements for many years. In numerous countries, Heinsdorff has realised his installations, objects and photographic research projects on wind, water, landscape, flora and fauna, but also on the social effects of a changing nature, on environmental pollution and the architectural challenges posed by natural disasters. The collection “Species – Exhibits” from “Flora and Fauna” was shown for the first time in 2019 in Kallmann-Museum in Ismaning and will be permanently expanded.