Carlos Leon Xjimenez
Anna Nwaada Weber
Tian Tian Wang
A group exhibition of a new generation of artists working today featuring a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, performances and videos. Berlin in 2010 is being gentrified. In Mitte, Kreuzberg, Neukolln and Friedrichshain the changes are visible. The end of civilization either through nuclear war, plague or some other general disaster is coming soon.
curated by Javier Ramirex
Valentina Azzini - Menno Bauer - Luigi Giagnorio - Carlos Leon Xjimenez - Charlotte Holm - Ari Liimatainen - Henry Kleine - Rodolfo Losani - Bernhard Mager - Anne Marechal - Elena Nepi - Ellen Pieck - Natasha Pradhan - Javier Ramirex - Brigitta Rossetti - Eric Robin - Ilaria Saetti - Anna Nwaada Weber - Tian Tian Wang
"I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones"
Marzia Frozen is pleased to announce an international group exhibition of a new generation of artists working today. This will be a group exhibition at MARZIA FROZEN in Berlin, and will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, performances and videos.
Berlin in 2010 is being gentrified. In Mitte, Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Friedrichshain the changes are visible. The end of civilization either through nuclear war, plague or some other general disaster is coming soon. The Mayans predicted it. On December 21 2012 the Mother Alien spaceship will land at Berlin Tempelhof Airport and begin to conquer the earth. They will start to spread a genetically modified virus wiping out the entire population except for the protagonist and a small group of humans that were also genetically modified. A series of flashbacks depicting a world dominated by bio-corporations explains the events leading up to the apocalypse.
"Solar Cycle 24 will change the sun-driven rain water evaporation cycles in the oceans and the climate will oscillate from hot-to-cold extremes initially seeking to restore balance in the biosphere-until triggering a sudden Ice Age. The earth will be too toxic to sustain large populations. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill will mix into the Atlantic Ocean's currents synergistically combining with a series of volcanic eruptions in Iceland and on the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean. The sleeping gases will be graciously released at once when the volcanoes detonate simultaneously during the 45 degree pole shift. This runaway climate catastrophe will exacerbate the bee colony collapse disorder, and along with GM (genetically-modified) seeds circumvent the natural seasonal pollination cycles of flowers, fruits and vegetables. The atmosphere will become acidic and kill the plankton in freshwater lakes and saltwater seas and the mushroom fungi network on land. These critical microorganisms will be necessary to sustain oxygen in the food chain and then agriculture-and civilization-will fail: the population-at-large will succumb to oxygen-nutrient depletion, starvation."
Time of Death: 11:11AM, UT on December 21, 2012.
Our civilization will be completely out-of-balance and we will lose the essentials: clean air, pure water, and organic food with its cleaning and clearing of the chakras -- our light body "double." That is, our species will destroy the elemental links in the chain of being and suffer the consequences of arrogance and unpreparedness for the climate shift of the ages from global warming to cooling, the volcanic eruptions and the corresponding sulfuric toxicity of the rains in era-2012.
This oversight will lead to wholesale starvation because there will be nothing to sell in the retail seafood, fruit and vegetable produce markets anymore. The Netherlands will be underwater, farmers' fields will still clogged with ashes in all Europe and our horn of plenty will be suddenly very empty.
Why did we not begin an immediate effort to build commercial greenhouses with solar and wind-powered generators in every major city worldwide? We could have easily made lawns in the city parks, for example, available for local citizens to grow gardens and share the produce with each other. It would have had a positive impact psychologically as well as physically if we also added Tai Chi exercises, sunrise-sunset meditations, and health education classes within community wellness context group gatherings. Public officials would have benefited with votes of confidence from constituents for their visionary preparations for earth changes-to-come instead of the reactionary panic that followed in the metropolitans.
Specifically, for the record, it was noted that Gaia had created human beings with hypersensitive, complex central nervous systems to in fact be the central pain centers of Mother Earth in order to monitor its wellbeing. The big idea was to evolve a new super hominid species out of all the other life forms-animals, plants, minerals-so it that it could see and feel the climate changes and help circumvent the next regular as clockwork Ice Age cycle with its cerebral cortex designed to envision new green technologies. Then with its opposing thumbs it could build the tools needed to restore the Garden of Eden. Even though this capacity was a two-edged sword, the greatest gift and potential curse, to Gaia for if we failed to awaken-in-time and perform our life-enhancing function, the consequences would be fatal to us.
Unfortunately, that is what happened: we served only ourselves and now there would be no bountiful harvests from amber waves of grain: no gain from our painstaking attempts to control nature with our chemical agricultural arsenals. No feasts or holidays, rather meager meals. Thanksgiving did, however, continue for those that remained alive one more day, and long cold night without utilities. Yet the world had been cleansed and purified by the ensuing solar storms and pole shift: it was a beautiful sight to behold, albeit the results left a barren landscape.
The good times were behind us and we did it to ourselves: no one was to blame. Even if culprits to this chaos could be identified, they were dead. The bullets and bunkers and bank holdings did not save them for long. These previous symbols of wealth proved totally worthless and non-negotiable for the one thing they couldn't buy from the hard-working, country-dwelling, "pagans": food.
How did we let this happen? We ignored the warnings from the mystics, prophets, and shamans, as well as our own federal agencies as Andrew Hough reported on June 14, 2010:
"... Senior space agency scientists believe the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes "from a deep slumber" sometime around 2013, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
In a new warning, NASA said the super storm would hit like "a bolt of lightning" and could cause catastrophic consequences for the world's health, emergency services and national security unless precautions are taken.
Scientists believe it could damage everything from emergency services' systems, hospital equipment, banking systems and air traffic control devices, through to "everyday" items such as home computers, iPhones and Sat Navs.
Due to humans' heavy reliance on electronic devices, which are sensitive to magnetic energy, the storm could leave a multi-billion pound damage bill and "potentially devastating" problems for governments.
"We know it is coming but we don't know how bad it is going to be," Dr Richard Fisher, the director of NASA's Heliophysics Division, said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
"It will disrupt communication devices such as satellites and car navigations, air travel, the banking system, our computers, everything that is electronic. It will cause major problems for the world. ..."
To compound our crises, we will continue to consume our natural resources at an unsustainable rate of renewal in pursuit of "shiny objects." The gold, silver, oil, timber and related consumer goods produced from our weapons of mass manufacturing will mesmerize all of us and we will be thinned-out, like weeds, by the Sun to restore the "magnetic" viability of the remaining ecosystem.
In the end, we will become more trouble than we are worth.
Although the ultimate cause of our civilization's collapse was not the galactic-sun-earth changes alone but the inability to adapt to the challenges fast enough. It was our addiction to pleasure and painkillers that slowed reflexes to the warning signals that sealed our fate for we did not sense the need to cooperate nationally and internationally to reduce our military-industrial complex footprint on nature in time.
We chopped down The World Tree -- and it fell on us.
Image: Javier Ramirex, Basura, 2010. Acrylic, Spray paint on canvas. 120 x 120 cm.
Opening Reception: Saturday July 10th 6 - 12 pm
Landsberger Allee 54 - 10249 Berlin