Nest at Down the Rabbit Hole1 Jul – 3 Jul 2022 / Nest@Down the Rabbit Hole
‘Arcadia’ – Garden of Earthly Delights
For the past five years, Nest has provided art programming at music festival Down the Rabbit Hole. For the coming edition, 18 contemporary painters have created a 32 metre long and six metre high gesamtkunstwerk called ‘Arcadia’ – Garden of Earthly Delights.
Between the green hills in Beuningen there will soon be a 192m2 patchwork of utopian images. The spherical installation shows a garden with artworks as swirling plants, a modern-day Garden of Eden where one allows oneself to be seduced by lust and pleasure, by fantasies and the supernatural. It is a place where an energized crowd of human silhouettes and mythical creatures moves between day and night, between rules and ecstasy. Arcadia – Garden of Earthly Delights depicts a world that celebrates the absurd, the exuberant and the imaginary.
Artists: Johan Ibrahim Adam, Florentijn de Boer, Eugenie Boon, Bart Bruijn, Linhuei Chen, Arash Fakhim, Vera Gulikers, Sam Hersbach, Dominique Latoel, Tobias Lengkeek, Fiona Lutjenhuis, Janine van Oene, Robbert Pauwels, Hugo Rocci, Thijs Segers, Koen Taselaar, Hedy Tjin, Lotte Wieringa.
Down the Rabbit Hole took place July 1-3 in Beuningen – the festival is sold out.
Photos: Bart Heemskerk
Image left: Florentijn de Boer with her four panels.
‘Arcadia’ – Garden of Earthly Delights, was actually supposed to be shown at the festival back in 2021, but could not take place then due to the pandemic: