The New Earth is a fragment of an imaginary world inspired by The New Tahiti from Ursula LeGuin’s novel “The Word for World is Forest”. The New Tahiti was a planet exploited massively and destructively by man in order to harvest. The damaged earth – Terra – or the tamed earth is no longer attractive after becoming uninhabitable and drained by its natural resources. The New Earth is about an untamed world, a resistant plant world to pollution, to water, to excessive warmth. The Sun became blue and the Earth became tired and damaged. A new world and a new space are needed – not to drain it out of its resources, but to learn how to behave differently.” – Iulian Bisericaru

Iulian Bisericaru

Blue Sun. Conversations on art, science and ecology/ National Museum of Art Timisoara

Curated by Anja Lückenkemper


The project “Blue Sun. Conversations on art, science, and ecology” benefits from a 93960 Euro grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants.

The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to
strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion. More details are available on: and