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 […]
Badly Natured15 Mar – 28 Apr 2013 / Exhibition@Nest
Exhibition, March 16 – April 28 2013
Lorenz Olivier Schmid
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
Art workshop for adults
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.
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.