/ Badly Natured

Opening Friday March 15, 17.00 hrs

Exhibition, March 16 - April 28 2013

Griet Dobbels
Jeroen Eisinga
Debra Fear
Roderick Hietbrink
Simon Kentgens
Maartje Korstanje
Ronald Ophuis
Lorenz Olivier Schmid
Simon Schrikker
Martin uit den Bogaard

Curated by Eelco van der Lingen

The dark side of Mother Nature

Vandals are sentenced to community service, if they get caught that is. That is nothing compared to a mother who murders her children, she will be jailed for a very long period for sure. Also cannibalism is not allowed in The Netherlands. Still at the same time Mother Nature gets away with all of these crimes, which are committed under her wings on a daily basis. We are not shocked when a father rat devours his children, mother duck leaves her ducklings to perish or when animals feed themselves on the leftovers of their deceased forefathers.

Humankind distinguishes itself from the animal kingdom by its ability to make moral judgements. While nothing but good and caring is projected on Mother Nature, the popular image of man in the natural context is that of global destroyer.

Badly Natured focuses on the opposite view and approaches nature as a threat to everything humans create, how erosion and natural disasters demolish everything man made, either slowly or abruptly.
In Badly Natured Mother Nature shows its most wicked ways with aggressive dogs, cannibal worms and a jackdow with a lust for murder.


Badly Natured is a partner project of Ja Natuurlijk at GEM: http://ja-natuurlijk.com


NestTV #9

NestTV #9: Badly Natured



Debate, April 25, 20.00 hrs

The morality of nature

A conversation with artist Tinkebell, writer and fun hunter Pauline de Bok, bioethicist Clemens Driessen and philosopher Erno Eskens about ethical matters and moral dilemmas in the relationship between man and nature.

Due to expected crowds a reservation is required.

Entry 2 euros.

Course, until June 28

On the Spot

Weekly course

During Nest on the Spot we engage in discussion about the works in the exhibition, work on assignments using different techniques on paper and do live drawing or go outside with a sketchbook. On days when there is no exhibition in Nest, we visit other initiatives, galleries and collectors in The Hague. The lessons are taught by visual artist Sarina Missot. Curious? Check out the results on www.nestcursus.tumblr.com

Every friday morning, 9.30 -11.30 AM
€50 per month / minimum of 6 months
single lesson €17,50

All data

September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9 , 16 , 23, 30
December 7, 14, 21
January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28

Course fee includes materials, coffee and tea.
The course is for those from beginner to advanced level, open to any age.



Workshop Verwend Nest, March 20 14:00 - 15:30 hrs

An exciting fight

Workshop for children aged 6-12 years.

The exhibition Badly Natured presents nature as a threat to everything humans create. Who is in your opinion stronger: human beings or nature? during the workshop you will explore this question through collage and drawing techniques.

Not a member yet? Join your first Verwend Nest-workshop for free, to see if you like it.


Workshop Verwend Nest, April 3 14:00 - 15:30 hrs

Do I see an animal?

Workshop for children aged 6-12 years.

Inspired by the work of Maartje Korstanje you will create your own sculpture with materials such as foam, plastic and cardboard.

Not a member yet? Join your first Verwend Nest-workshop for free, to see if you like it.


Workshop Verwend Nest, April 17 14:00 - 15:30 hrs

A monstrous painting

Workshop for children aged 6-12 years.

With the use of watercolors participants will create monstrous beasts. Are they just as terrifying as those in the exhibition?

Not a member yet? Join your first Verwend Nest-workshop for free, to see if you like it.


Jeroen Eisinga Het zesde zintuig (The sixth sense)

Nishiko Earthquake project

Martin uit den Boogaard

Simon Kentgens

Debra Fear

Griet Dobbels

Roderick Hietbrink The Living Room

Lorenz Olivier Schmid Tubifex sunset

Simon Schrikker Great White

Ronald Ophuis Flowers

Maartje Korstanje