Press Release

In his artistic practice, Dennis Siering deals with possible and actual scenarios of the substantial change of the earth due to the industrial age. To this end, Siering explores landscape scenarios in the age of the Anthropocene and combines natural materials with synthetic ones—often in an aesthetic of industrial production. His works visualize possible future models of landscapes. What at first glance looks like questionable visions of the future has in some respects long since become the inescapable reality of our present: the effects of human activity have long since become part of our environment in the form of anthropogenic pollution.



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2023

Dennis Sierin, Unnatural Territories

Kunstverein, Brunswick (Germany)

02.12 - 25.02.2024




While just under 2 million tons of plastic were produced worldwide every year in the 1950s, this figure has risen to around 400 million tons annually today. Due to its enormously long shelf life, it can be assumed that all plastics ever produced are still present on our planet and will eventually be connected to it. On his online platform, Siering devotes himself to a relatively little-researched phenomenon of special plastic waste in the sea. Due to maritime weather conditions, these plastic clumps take on the appearance of natural stones over time and can increasingly be found in coastal regions. The constantly changing and expanding platform brings together the latest scientific research, speculative scenarios, photographs and videos to approach so-called pyroplastics in a variety of ways—therefore, the pyroplastic finds could also be understood as a kind of readymade, which sharpens Siering’s artistic practice.

As part of his exhibition Unnatural Territories, Dennis Siering presents works from the past five years and numerous new productions. With installations, sculptures and video works, he creates his very own dramaturgy that completely takes over the first floor of the Villa Salve Hospes.

Curator: Jule Hillgärtner

Exhibition 02 December 2023 - 25 February 2024. Kunstverein Braunschweig, Lessingplatz 12 - 38100 Braunschweig (Germany). T +49 531 49556. Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–6pm, Thursday 12–8pm, Saturday–Sunday 11am–6pm.





Dennis Sierin, Unnatural Territories, Kunstverein Brunswick, Germany

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Dennis Siering, Synthetic Stone No.156, 2023. Courtesy of Dennis Siering. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo:  Stefan Stark

Dennis Siering, Synthetic Stone No.156, 2023. Courtesy of Dennis Siering. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo:  Stefan Stark