LAS is a Berlin art platform at the interface of art, technology and science. With experimental projects in unconventional locations, both digital and physical, LAS continues to explore innovative forms of exhibition practice. In its reflections on the future, LAS follows its leitmotif of light—a symbol that stands for thinking beyond boundaries, new knowledge and innovation.
Current: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg Pollinator Pathmaker, June 20, 2023 — November 01, 2026, Museum of Natural History Berlin
LAS is the first international client to show Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's artwork Pollinator Pathmaker. The project includes a series of plant sculptures and a participatory initiative. Each planted sculpture is designed by a specially programmed algorithm to provide food for the widest possible variety of pollinating insects throughout the seasons. The Pollinator Pathmaker LAS Edition consists of over 7,000 plants from 80 different species that were planted on an area of 722 square meters on the forecourt of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. With this work of art, the artist reacts to the dramatic decline in pollinating insects, which are crucial for the reproduction of many plants and ensure the health of entire ecosystems.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice explores man's fraught relationship with nature and technology.
The Munich Speech® is an exclusive, international, non-profit series of events, to discuss cutting-edge art- and culture-topics in a private surrounding. The name Munich Speech® derives from the celebrated series „Speeking about your own country: Germany“ at the Kammerspiele Munich in 1985 with Joseph Beuys.
Produced and presented since 2014 by Dietlinde Behncke (cultural manager and journalist, formerly at ZDF headquarter Berlin), the focus lies on outstanding positions/ personalities, who change, take action for or develop visions for Munich or change an institution in the world from Munich and who receive direct and immediate attention through the Munich Speech®.
The events took place three to four times a year until 2023 in André and Dietlinde Behncke's private apartment. The events have are currently taking place at gallery ludwig space, since it was founded on January 31, 2023. Due to the corona pandemic, there were also Munich Speech® digital live streams in 2020-2022.
Previous guests in 2017 included Dr. Roger Diederen (Director Kunsthalle Munich) with the FAUST-FESTIVAL MUNICH, 2018 Dr. Angelika Nollert (Director Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum in the Pinakothek der Moderne), 2019 Alexander Liebreich (Conductor and artistic director Richard-Strauss-Festival Garmisch-Partenkirchen), 2022 Dr. Eva Kraus (Director Bundeskunsthalle Bonn) "No future without transformation?" or Andrea Lissoni (in 2021 and 2022 - Artistic Director Haus der Kunst) and Sarah Haugeneder (Boardmember Various Others) about VARIOUS OTHERS in its 5th year or Prof. Bernhard Maaz (Director General of the Bavarian State Painting Collections) on the subject of "Art deals with the essence of life".