German artist Björn Braun‘s solo exhibition at Calidarium of the Botanical Garden in Palermo, Italy, follows the programme of exhibitions organised by The Cultural Association Radiceterna Arte e Ambiente, in collaboration with the University Museum System (SiMuA).
In the show, the artist presents a selection of pieces strictly connected with the particular exhibition space and its context. He usually works “with nature”as his sculptures are the result of him transforming animals’ remains like nests, burrows, abandoned eggs and feathers. The forms produced are often determined by chance and recall minimalist aesthetic, revised through his predilection for the use of humble natural materials, creating similarities close to Arte Povera and using organic materials. The show features a video, “Untitled” (2012), which documents the creation of his sculptures-nests ad some sculpture pieces, which present the imprints and marks left by the various forms of teeth and bites (of different animals and of the artist himself).
Calidarium of the Botanical Gardens, Athenaeum Museums System, University of Palermo, Via Lincoln, 2,