Fascinating images from our daily work at KWS: "Art meets Science" at NEWCOMER

Einbeck, 1. September 2021

The joint fascination of three colleagues for the special aesthetics of the perspectives that can be perceived in the daily work developed into a creative project that motivated many other colleagues to take part. "Art meets Science" with more than 200 pictures has already been exhibited in KWS' new research building in 2020. Starting September 4, NEWCOMER will present the works and document the creative process.

Photo: © Julia Lormis

Photo: © Julia Lormis

"Find art in your daily work!" was the call. The search was on for images from everyday working life: microscope shots, photos, graphic representations that appear curious, interesting and mysterious and thus take on a new meaning through a creative artistic side effect. Organizing an exhibition from the combination of art and science prompted many KWS colleagues to participate, so that more than 200 images were submitted.

Together with photographs by artist Volker Crone, an exhibition has been created that will enrich the working environment in the corridors of the “BioTechnikum 2” research building on the KWS premises, which will be completed in 2020.

Starting Saturday, Sept. 4, the "Art meets Science" exhibition will be on display in all three rooms of NEWCOMER. On display is a selection of 90 images, creatively combined on the walls of the NEWCOMER Art Lounge and the NEWCOMER Art Workshop. All images that were submitted can be found digitally in a slideshow as well as in the accompanying catalog. Furthermore, a film documents the intention of the project.

Until November, interested visitors are cordially invited to visit the exhibition in the NEWCOMER KWS Art Lounge and the NEWCOMER KWS Art Workshop, located at Tiedexer Straße 20, during the usual opening hours (Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). The current Corona protective measures apply. We kindly ask you to take them into consideration.

About KWS*
KWS is one of the world's leading plant breeding companies. More than 5,500 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of €1.1 billion in fiscal 2018/2019, with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of €150 million. KWS has been run independently as a family-owned company for more than 160 years. The company focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of corn, sugarbeet, cereals, rapeseed, sunflower and vegetable seed. KWS uses state-of-the-art plant breeding methods to increase farmers' yields and further improve plants' resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To realize this goal, the company invested around 200 million euros in research and development in the past fiscal year.
* All figures exclude the shares of the companies AGRELIANT GENETICS LLC, AGRELIANT GENETICS INC. and KENFENG - KWS SEEDS CO., LTD. accounted for using the equity method.

Art meets science at NEWCOMER

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