Exhibitions
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Nina Kuttler
If You Put the Question in Wrong, Will the Answer Come Out Right?

June 4 — August 14, 2022

The Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof is pleased to present the first institutional solo exhibition by Nina Kuttler. In videos, sound, text and sculpture, the artist combines cultural knowledge and mythologies with historical approaches to natural sciences as well as contemporary research methods. Her exhibition at the Kunstverein traces two pioneers in the history of science who struggled for recognition during their respective lifetimes, despite having established fundamental insights that remain valid today. The German physical chemist Agnes Pockels and the British paleontologist Mary Anning both grew up at a time when access to the scientific-academic establishment was reserved for men. Pockels made essential discoveries about the surface tension of liquids when washing up. Mary Anning discovered the first complete skeletons of two marine dinosaurs while searching for fossils on the beach to sell to tourists. The two stories exemplify women who have shaken up social structures and belief systems and challenged the way knowledge is generated and ultimately recognized.