Unlike the four familiar seasons, phenological seasons are not flagged by a change of date. Instead, they are based on developments in the plant world which are manifested by plant indicators.

For the first time, this presentation displays the phenological data from a station in Liechtenstein recorded annually over the last forty-eight years. In the form of a phenocalendar, it shows how early or late the observed phenological events are compared with data from previous years.

Swiss Phenology Network, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSchweiz)
Phenology studies periodic seasonal growth and development phenomena above all of plants, but also animals. The MeteoSchweiz Phenology Network has existed since 1951. Today, the network consists of some 160 stations—one of them in Liechtenstein—and observes twenty-six plant species in order to describe vegetation development. This information is also used to study the effects of climate change on plants.

 

Project space 'Parliament of Plants'
17 July 2020–17 January 2021

As part of the exhibition Parliament of Plants, the admission-free 'Seitenlichtsaal' is conceived as a changing, growing "project space". It links the immediate outside world with questions of art and will enablemeetings between a wide range of scientific and artistic-poetic approaches to and perspectives on the plant kingdom.

A production of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll with Annett Höland, co-curator of the project space.

More pictures to this exhibition

  • Swiss Phenology Network, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSchweiz)
    Photo: Sandra Maier, gesichtet.li
  • Swiss Phenology Network, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSchweiz)
    Photo: Sandra Maier, gesichtet.li
  • Swiss Phenology Network, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSchweiz)
    Photo: Sandra Maier, gesichtet.li
  • Swiss Phenology Network, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSchweiz)
    Photo: Sandra Maier, gesichtet.li
  • Swiss Phenology Network, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSchweiz)
    Photo: Sandra Maier, gesichtet.li
  • Swiss Phenology Network, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSchweiz)
    Photo: Sandra Maier, gesichtet.li
  • Swiss Phenology Network, Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSchweiz)
    Photo: Sandra Maier, gesichtet.li