Nothing but illusion? An interview with artist Stephan Kaluza

Humanity’s domination of nature characterizes Stephan Kaluza’s oeuvre just as much as people’s double-sided relationship with the environment. In his works (paintings, photographs, plays, novels), the visual artist and writer, born in Bad Iburg in 1964, deals intensively with nature in all its different facets. A conceptual thinker, he is less concerned with imitating visible reality than with the analysis of complex landscape phenomena that are widely unresearched until now. In this interview, we talk about his understanding of nature, what the Anthropocene means to him, where the idea for his famous “Rhein-Projekt” came from — and more.

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