From October 3, 2024 to March 2, 2025, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg will be showing my work “Share II” the exhibition “HELLO NATURE. How best to live with you?”. My painting “Share II” (2024, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm) will be juxtaposed with the painting “Shepherd with herd of goats” (1690/1700, oil on canvas, 107 x 150 cm) by Rosa da Tivoli.

Hartmut Kiewert, “Share II”, 2024, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm

“The exhibition “Hello Nature” sheds light on the complex relationship between man and nature. It asks what happens when people see themselves as the center of the world and try to dominate nature. It shows the history of this relationship, which is characterized by exploitation, threats and efforts to preserve it. At the same time, the exhibition poses the question of future possibilities for coexistence.

The presentation is divided into three large chapters that span an arc from the settling down period to the present day. It shows how the interactions between people and their environment have led to profound changes.

The first chapter sheds light on the long history of the appropriation and exploitation of nature by humans. The second chapter discusses the agency of nature and emphasizes the realization that humans cannot completely control nature. The third chapter is dedicated to new approaches and narratives that seek to overcome the opposition between nature and culture.

It asks what perspectives can be developed to overcome the current ecological crisis. It also examines how a look at history can help us to meet the major challenges of the present.”
– Germanisches National Museum

Germanic National Museum
Kartäusergasse 1
90402 Nuremberg

Exhibition duration
03.10.2024 – 02.03.2025

(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