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> Exhibition: 'Ja Natuurlijk', Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Opening preview: 14/03/2013
Open: 15/03 - 16/08/2013
Location: GEM, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag, The Netherlands
Yes Naturally is an international art event initiated by Stichting Niet Normaal under the artistic direction of Ine Gevers. The key question in Yes Naturally is ‘What is natural, and who or what decides?’ Are human beings the only ones to have a say or do animals, plants and inanimate objects also have a role to play?
The exhibition will offer a thrilling tour of the natural world, including both clichéd images of romantic landscapes with waterfalls and the hard and inescapable facts of environmental degradation. It will wake us up to the reality of oil slicks and genetically modified fish, but suggest that solutions to environmental problems can be found if we are prepared to change our habits: through recycling and new kinds of cooperation we can save the planet. Artists will propose new and unconventional approaches. The exhibition will include work by Francis Alÿs, Jimmie Durham, Olafur Eliasson, Atelier van Lieshout, Zeger Reyers, Superflex, Ai Weiwei and others.
More than 80 artists will use this grand-scale exhibition to present surprising partnerships between humans, nature and technology. The results are both liberating and hilarious: you can design your own pet, fungi turn out to be our best friends, you can harvest the city and seagulls are quite tasty on the barbeque. But also: your smartphone is your memory, Facebook is your habitat, internet the new biotope and nanoparticles have become an integral part of our existence.
> Award: Fernand Baudin Prijs for 'Building A Building', Best Artist Book 2012
Official awards ceremony: 22/03/2013 at 7:30pm
Location: WIELS, Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
During this ceremony, Phil Baines - President of the Jury of the Fernand Baudin Prize 2012 - will present the honorary diplomas to the Award Winners: the graphic designer(s), the publisher(s) and the printer of each prize-winning book. The catalogue launch will also take place on this occasion.
The prize-winning books and the catalogue will be on sale during PA/PER VIEW Art Book Fair at the Baudin Prize’s table from 22nd to 24th March. The book fair is open on 22nd March from 6.00 till 9.00 pm, and on 23rd and 24th March from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Building A Building emerged out of the research into the origin of the different ingredients which were used to construct the new office building of SD Worx in Hasselt, Belgium. The visual narrative of this archaeological search for the raw materials goes from the basic resource to the final construction products, along the way, climbing over the mountains of matter, wandering through the quarries and following the production processes, transport and stocking up of the products in the different factories. The result of this 30,000km long quest gives us insight in the usually invisible but necessary actions and gestures for building a building.
Photo's and concept: Maarten Vanden Eynde
Graphic Design: Raf Vancampenhoudt
> Documentary: Sarah's Barbaren, VPRO television, The Netherlands
Dutch only: maarten-vanden-eynde.html