Homo Bellicus: A Genealogy Of War

Period 05/2007

Gold und grüne Wälder

Homo Bellicus is an international exhibition of contemporary art. From 29th June to 9th July 2007, more than 50 works of all artistic style and from countries as diverse as Iran, Israel, the USA, the Lebanon, Germany, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia were shown in the former Bewag substation in Berlin’s Osloer Strasse, which today is the the Christania Centre for the Creative Industries.

When choosing the artworks, the jury paid particular attention to those which attempted to artistically approach the theme of war without falling into the usual political or moral categories. We translated this into our design by creating an excavation site with nails, thread and the bones of an organic chook. The desire to show new perspectives on the old theme of war also manifests in the ambiguity of the exhibition poster.