Making Crisis Visible
11 February to 2 June 2020
Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt

Crises are phenomena of social perception. Art and design are also media of perception and of making crises and crisis research visible. The exhibits in the exhibition were created in a dialogue between scientists from the Leibniz Research Network "Crises of a Globalized World" and the Goethe University Frankfurt on the one hand and young designers and artists from the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main and other cooperating universities on the other. On display are art and knowledge objects that visualize projects from crisis research. In a joint examination of the crises of our time, its scientific treatment as well as its political relevance, areas of friction and points of contact between the disciplines were explored and horizon lines shifted. The development of new terrain has thus only just begun.


Owner of the project: Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main, Senckenberg Naturmuseum


Partners and other participating universities: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Forschungsverbund »Normative Ordnungen«, HAW Hamburg, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Nanjing University of the Arts, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Hochschule Darmstadt, Bildungsstätte Anne Frank, Seattle University, Medico International


Sponsors: Leibniz Gemeinschaft, Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau, Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft


Artistic direction: Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

Project coordination: Susanne Boetsch, Sophia Wenzel

Texts: Ellen Wagner, Felix Kosok, Stefan Kroll

Social programme and mediation: Annabelle Hornung, Rebecca Schmidt, Verena Kuni, Julia Krohmer

Exhibition design: buero.us: Luzi Gehrisch, Frank Brechter, Marius Schmidt, Marc Ulm

Exhibition graphics and communication concept: INK Institut für Neue Kommunikation: Nikolas Brückmann

Press and public relations: Jens Balkenborg, Alexandra Donecker, Barbara Dörrscheidt, Judith Jördens, Katja Kupfer

An interdisciplinary exhibition projectbetween science, art and design

With works by Yan Ai, Wei An, Oleg Babitsch, Kathrin Baumgartner, Lea Berndorfer, Jana Bleckmann, Blockadia*Tiefsee, Jakob de Boer, Angélique-Yasmin Bormuth, Helene Brenner, Christiane Filipa Buhl, Lupeng Chang, Chunhua Chen, Du Chen, Hongming Chen, Jie Chen, Sihan Chen, Xinyu Chen, Yongren Chen, Marie Döhn, Fabienne Esdar, Tania Felske, Felizitas M. Fleischer Torres, Kelan Ge, Wenyuan Gu, Yongxin Guo, Xinyi Guo, Laura Hahn, Sorab Hamnaward, Qian Hao, Charlotte Hintzmann, Katharina Holl, Erlin Hou, Jingyi Hu, Qingyuan Hu, Wen Huang, Xiaoya Huang, S. Jamila Hutchinson, Sophia Igel, Amelie Ikas, Ahmad Rostami Jalilian, Xinhao Ji, Xizi Jia, Nanbaihui Jiang, Naomi Kasumi, Uli Knörzer, Henriette Kohl, Eike König, Viktor König, Nadine Kolodziey, Felix Kosok, Fabia Kuhlmann, Kevin Lai, Fuhao Li, Jingwen Li, Mo Li, Xia Li, Lijuan Liao, Mengjie Lin, Xiny Ling, Bingchao Liu, Benedikt Luft, Marie Lunkenheimer, Yiping Ma, Verena Mack, Chengqi Mao, Anna Maxeiner, Sophia Metzler, Kevin Moll, Martin Müller, Robin Müller, Shima Naghdali, Xinxin Nie, Ke Ning, Xiang Ning, Ollanski, Timon Osche, Paul Pape, Cai Pei, Jakob Philippsen, Svenja Polonji, Alla Poppersoni, Maimint Prayoonphrom, Profi Ästhetik, Xuewei Qian, Yuanyuan Qian, Zhen Qin, Hao Qu, Sitha Reis, Yingjun Ren, Nikolas Ritter, Charlotte Rohde, Liqian Rong, Yasmin Samray, Pia Scharf, Marieke Schumann, Fen Shi, Xiaofei Song, Daniel Stein, Manuel Steinert, Meiqi Su, Jialei Sun, Kyung-Ho Sun, Ying Sun, Peipei Tan, Christos Voutichtis, Honglin Wang, Junjian Wang, Liyuan Wang, Luqi Wang, Qian Wang, Yanzhi Wang, Yuanheng Wang, Yunheng Wang, Stefanie Warken, Raphael Warnke, Nengli Wei, Sian Wei, Felix Werner, Astrid Wolter, Kar Weng Wong, Yuanjie Wu, Yufei Wu, Zhenni Wu, Lingbo Xia, Xujing Xie, Yongqing Xie, Jieyan Xiong, Chengqian Xu, Xinyi Yang, Xi Yu, Xianglin Yu, Xuechun Yu, Nifeng Zhang, Yaran Zhang, Yuqing Zhang, Zailin Zhang, Tongqi Zhao, Xi Zheng, Liquan Zhi, Yi Zhou, Jingwen Zhu, Zhixuan Zhu, Puyun Zhuang, Jincheng Zou


Lecturers involved: Nikolas Brückmann, Fang Cao, Klaus Hesse, Yi Jiang, Naomi Kasumi, Felix Kosok, Yao Liu, Reinhard Schulz-Schaeffer, Claudia Söller-Eckert, Georg Struck, Marc Ulm, Ellen Wagner



Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

About the handicaps at the negotiating table to solve international conflicts. Work by Jana Bleckmann and Paul Pape

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

We should pay a lot more. Fast Fashion by Helene Brenner

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Science is art. Paul Pape proved it.

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Tide change. The coral reef by Tania Jeske, Chunhua Chen and Xinyu Chen

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

On the body is inside the body. Work by students of Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Sometimes we are even surprised ourselves at what we see in other people. Don't trust your reflexes. Racist glasses by Uli Knörzer

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

Holy world by Felix Werner

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

What a surprise! Someone likes our show. Invented by Henriette Kohl

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Narratives of Fear: CO2. By Alla Poppersoni

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

Water is. By Marieke Schumann

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

Urban Colonial Sanctuaries by Naomi Kasumi

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

Time Crime Rhyme by Marie Döhn, Laura Hahn, Anna Maxeiner

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Please listen to this. Work by Martin Müller

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok
Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Make America great again by Xia Li

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

Crisis in the News by Felix Kosok

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

New Rice by Cai Pei

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

(Egal) No matter - The remedy for the white environmental vest

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Does this picture look familiar to you? Painting by Daniel Stein

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

A new recruit by Blockadia*Tiefsee: Martin Dürr, Petra Metzner, Joélle Pidoux, Mathias Weinfurter, Linda Weisas

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Island to win by Svenja Polonji

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok

A look at the future of the chickens. Chicktopia by Yuan Jie Wu

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse

Making Crisis Tasty Magazine about the Future of Food by Students of Nanjing University of the Arts. Making Crisis Pretty about plastic fashion by Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. Layout Junjian Wang

Making Crisis Visible, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Prof. Klaus Hesse, Felix Kosok