Art Park: Finding Natural Beauty in North
The exhibition Art Park: Finding Natural Beauty in North seeks to reflect on the meaning of nature's presence (or absence) in the city. Why is it essential to include and preserve green spaces inside the city? In what aspect is the cohabitation and protection of other species necessary for human life in an urban context? What can we learn from nature?
About the presence or absence of nature in the city
Humans are building more, mainly to make cities larger to accommodate a growing population. This has immense consequences not only on the surrounding environments, but also in further away places where the construction materials are sourced.
Frequently, city planners think about green spaces only once new buildings have been constructed, putting nature in a secondary role. How can we make the city more inclusive of its native nature? Are there creative ways to re-think nature within urban public spaces? As a response to the new ecological map conceptualised by the city’s landscapers, we want to invite artists to present their own nature map of Amsterdam North, in which they can bring to the fore different aspects of the role of nature in the area.
Throughout the exhibition, various art workshops and side activities will be organised, such as talks with local environmentalists, ecology experts and artists, performance evenings, and a market with local products and nature healers from Amsterdam Noord.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Mandy Metz, Can Bora, Peter de Boer, Anna Berendsen, Valentin Bakardjiev, Vico Persson, Moon van Drunen, Bas Burghard, Alejandra Díaz-Guerra Acedo, Bert Barten, Esther Kin, Eveline Alders and Merel Schoutendorp.
Dates and times
|Thursday 28 September||12:00 - 12:00|
|Thursday 28 September||18:00 - 18:00|
|Friday 29 September||12:00 - 12:00|
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