NO CARS GO, Klimaschaufenster Erlangen

From April 23 to June 11, 2022 I have a solo show at Klimaschaufenster in Erlangen.

“Animals Crossing – Animals cross the streets, settle on intersections and wander into the green or into the shopping mall. The realistic-looking pictures by Hartmut Kiewert show a utopian world that has left anthropocentrism behind. Here, non-human animals take urban and rural spaces for granted. Sustainability ideas about green, human- and animal-friendly use of urban spaces with alternative ideas about mobility seem to become real. In the background of the painterly, collaged pictorial spaces, however, a dystopian moment becomes visible, which unfolds its ambivalent effect. Confronted with the destruction of buildings and streets, the open question is raised here, which changes are necessary with and after the climate crisis, in order to enable an empathy of connectedness, which includes with humans also all other animals in the right to life and happiness.”

April 23, 2022, 5 pm
The opening speech will be given by art theorist Ana Dimke.

Juni 11, 2022, 5 pm
With artist talk / Dr. Claudia Schorcht in conversation with Hartmut Kiewert

Exhibition duration
April 23 – June 11, 2022

Opening hours
Wed, Thue: 12 am – 6 pm
Fr: 12 am – 8 pm
Sa: 12 am – 5 pm
So: 11 am – 2 pm

And for the Long Night of the Sciences on 21 May 2022 from 6 pm – midnight.
Additional opening hours for school classes and groups possible.

Erlangen Klimaschaufenster
Hauptstr. 55 (Altstadtmarktpassage)
91054 Erlangen

The exhibition “No Cars Go” is a project of the Animal Rights Forum of the Sustainability Advisory Board of the City of Erlangen.

in conversation with

(in german language)

Thursday, July 18, 7 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition
with Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann, Dr. Kathrin Herrmann and Hartmut Kiewert

Thursday, August 8, 7 pm
Panel: Transformation and the future of human-animal relationships
with Melanie Bujok, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Friederike Schmitz

Thursday, August 15, 7 pm
Panel: Animal Turn in the Art World
with Alicja Czupryk, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Jessica Ullrich

current and upcoming exhibitions

16.03. – 18.08.2024
Solo exhibtion, Zitadelle, Berlin

02.05. – 31.08.2024
Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen

05.05. – 28.07.2024
Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg

07.07. – 06.10.2024
Bitte zu Tisch!
Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot

15.09. – 26.10.2024
Natur – Mensch
St. Andreasberg

26.09. – 31.10.2024
Start Sniffing
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien

03.10.2024 – 02.03.2025
Hello Nature. Wie wollen wir zusammen leben?
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg

24.10.2024 – 06.04.2025
Verrückt nach Fleisch
Museum Brot und Kunst, Ulm

Herbst 2024
Solo exhibition, Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen


“The position that non-human animals occupy in our cultural imagination is proof for how easy it is to accept the lower status of some beings without even a second thought.”

― Aph Ko