"Oh Tannenbaum" ("Oh Christmas Tree") is probably the most sung Christmas carol over here in Germany. History shows that cherishing trees in songs is a serious thing but at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design Christmas trees are also good for big fun.
Next week, it's time for the "Oh Tannenbaum" 6th Christmas Tree Exhibition (from 16-21 December 2009) featuring texts, pictures, posters, sound installations, objects and other representations of our beloved Christmas tree. Unlike the standardized Christmas trees, these so called "Designer Trees" come with no guidelines, no selections or short-listings and no limitations on submissions.
For the fast and the furious: It is still possible to send your own Christmas tree idealization, critique, persiflage, redesign or other transformation until the 16th of December! We are looking forward to a great exhibition and great party!See more pictures after the jump, or enjoy last year's x-mas trees here.
"Untitled" by Katja Saar
"Between the teeth" by Heidi Herzig
"Generative Christmas Tree" by Marcel Besau
"Merry Christmas Tree" by J. Herrenknecht & D. Mikka & K. Domokosch
"Tannenbeuys" by Christian Klotz