Kanako Azuma – Written Artist Talk

Kanako Azuma
Written Artist Talk

In this “Written Artist Talk” we are very glad to have Kanako Azuma sharing insights into her artistic practice. Kanako Azuma is part of the

exhibition N U R T U R Æ L at Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich. We would like to introduce you to our Munich audience:
Kanako, you live in Tokyo and were born in Ehime, Japan. Your practice focuses on the rela- tionship between humans, flora and fauna, and the effects of natural phenomena in society. In your work you have also been exploring the borders between the natural and the artificial, for example in your work “Eternal Lovers” that focuses on the breed of orchids that are genetic- ally designed or manipulated to correspond to a human beauty ideal.

Kanako, could you tell us about your work “Eternal Lovers:” What was the entry point into your research? 


The L13 READER NR 3 is published as part of the project N U R T U R Æ L. With N U R T U R Æ L, the performance group THE AGENCY develops a speculative scenario for a possible post-human world for the Lothringer 13 Halle, in which collaborative survival, mutual awareness and care for one another form the prerequisite for a possible post-human way of being together. The exhibition N U R T U R Æ L presents works by Kanako Azuma, Sarah Doerfel, Nile Koetting and THE AGENCY. With the performative installation SOLASTALGIA, THE AGENCY will open a space of farewell to the centrality of man in an ecosystem destroyed by him from 23 June - 3 July 2022.

In the idea of accompanying publishing, texts and visual material will successively be made accessible that are related to the themes and questions of the project and open up further spaces of thought. The contributions will be made available both online and in print on site and can be individually compiled by visitors.