Nature as Artifice: The New Dutch Landscape in Photography and Video Art

Nature as Artifice: The New Dutch Landscape in Photography and Video Art - absolutearts

Mary Markerink, A4 Schiphol, uit: Snelweg, 1996

2008-06-12 until 2008-09-28
Kroller-Muller Museum
Otterlo, Netherlands

The exhibition Nature as Artifice will be shown at the Kröller-Müller Museum from 12 June until 28 September 2008. The Dutch landscape immediately conjures up images of heathlands with meandering rivers and waterlocked meadows with cows, sheep and windmills. The reality, however, is rather different. Globalisation has replaced this pastoral idyll in the Netherlands with industrial estates, suburbs, motorways, airport expansions and locations for all sorts of commercial recreation.

Several star photographers and video artists from the Netherlands and abroad show us this new landscape in a colourful and varied exhibition with beautiful black and white and colour photographs and intriguing video installations. They record new images of our landscape, demonstrating that electricity pylons, railway lines and newly designed green spaces have their own intrinsic beauty.

The exhibition Nature as Artifice is part of the International Triennial Apeldoorn and includes work by Hans Aarsman, Wout Berger, Cary Markerink, Edwin Zwakman, Marnix Goossens, Frank van der Salm and Driessens/Verstappen. The exhibition will travel to Munich (Neue Pinakothek 22 October 2008 - 18 January 2009) and Rochester, NY (George Eastman House, 11 July - 4 October 2009).

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