25. June 2022 - 18. September 2022
Photographs by Sabine Bungert and Stefan Dolfen

© Sabine Bungert and Stefan Dolfen
Kudzu is a climbing plant, originally found in Asian regions. In 1876 it appeared on the American continent, as a guest of the first The Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia.

Mild winters and the lack of predators enabled the invasive plant to spread uncontrollably. Today, the plant poses an enormous problem. It takes over whole landscapes, overgrows forests and buildings, and destroys entire estates. It continuously must be cut back from power lines and railroad tracks.

In late summer of 2018, Sabine Bungert and Stefan Dolfen travelled to the southern US states. Wherever they went, Kudzu was already there.

Opening: Friday, 24 June 2022, 7 p.m.
Curator: Karla Nieraad

In cooperation with Städtische Galerie Iserlohn

With regular exhibitions regarding the relationship of ‘people & plants’ the Stadthaus will set the scene for the State Garden Show (Landesgartenschau) 2030.



Ein Vermittlungsprogramm zu dieser Ausstellung wird im Rahmen der Corona-Sonderförderung des Landes Baden-Württemberg zur Wiederaufnahme der Vermittlungs- und Bildungsarbeit in den nichtstaatlichen Museen gefördert.