Salon Berlin x Parley: Re-Imagine — Towards a New Definition of Nature

Parley Talks at Salon Berlin, Museum Frieder Burda

Cyrill Gutsch in conversation with Patricia Kamp-Burda, Chris Jordan and Tue Greenfort




"Now, when we humans experience ourselves as the creators of our own reality, will we be able to continue to cultivate our own liveliness and thus keep alive the connection between all life on our planet, as the famous naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) once formulated for our understanding of nature?" - Salon Berlin, Museum Frieder Burda

Curated by Patricia Kamp-Burda, the Back to Nature? exhibition is on view at Salon Berlin from April 13 through August 18, with a series of artworks reflecting a whole variety of artistic strategies that allow us to experience our current alienation from nature and from ourselves. The show includes work from artists Camille Henrot, Laure Prouvost, Sissel Tolaas, Tue Greenfort, Timur Si-Qin, David LaChapelle, Nikita Shalenny, Tim Eitel, Flavio de Marco and Georg Baselitz.

At the core of its content, Back to Nature? poses the same questions which led to the intellection foundations of Parley, and continue to drive our mission and approach in reconnecting to the ultimate source — the oceans — in order to create harmony between humankind and its life-giving ecosystem.



In collaboration with Parley, the Salon Berlin has initiated a series of talks held alongside Back to Nature? to further explore this defining set of questions. On April 25, in a conversation hosted by Patricia Kamp-Burda, Parley founder Cyrill Gutsch joined artists Tue Greenfort and Chris Jordan to discuss the need for a more complex understanding of nature on our fast-changing, finite planet.


About Frieder Burda collection:

The Frieder Burda collection counts as one of Europe’s most renowned private collections that concentrates on Classical Modernism and contemporary art located in its own Richard Meier architecture museum in Baden-Baden.  

Salon Berlin is its newly opened intimate satellite space located in Berlin’s cultural hub Mitte in the Former Jewish School for girls across from KW for Contemporary Art.