Panspermia: Aljoscha

14 June - 31 August 2018

Panspermia is an interesting hypothesis that life on Earth did not appear in the process of evolution, but was brought here by the meteorite-cometary way, that is, every day hundreds, if not thousands, of microorganisms from the other galaxies of the universe fall on the surface of our planet


Aljoscha, artist

Exhibition Panspermia is an art project of the German artist Aljoscha. The name of the project suggests some universal questions. How did life start on Earth? Was it absolute abiogenesis? Or did we and every carbon-based life form we know originate from the collision of some external organic molecules? What is the place of the particular regarding the process of elemental forms’ variation within the universal flow of biological species? Knowing that extremophiles exist, can we assume there is life not on the rock, but inside it, which is to say, are there life forms that we are not aware of?


Aljoscha has invited other artists to participate in the exhibition. Their works are presented in the pop-up Stardust project, demonstrating the development of the bioism concept and it bringing together the artists from across the globe, sharing the ideas and aesthetics of this movement, or being professionally interested in it. The exposition presents objects and graphics of the following artists: Dmitry Kawarga, Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov, Ustina Yakovleva, Angelika Arendt, Christiane Löhr, Gil & Moti, Lawrence Weiner, Mischa Kuball, Reiner Maria Matysik, Römer + Römer, Simon Vega, and Wolf Hamm.