Nearly 20 internationally renowned artists present new, alternative connections between mankind, nature and technology. They go beyond existing contradictions between organic and inorganic, plant and animal, living and dead. This is led by a new aesthetic that offers space for discomfort, imperfection and the beauty of decay. ‘Through Bone and Marrow’ is a subtle wake-up call.
‘Through Bone and Marrow’ gets under visitors’ skin and down to their bones. Curator Maarten Spruyt’s exhibition forces visitors to take a good look at themselves as well as imagining a different interrelationship with nature and technology. A new aesthetic offers a portal to the future.
Maarten Spruyt: "As a collector of atmospheres, I am always looking for a representation of the zeitgeist" We live in the Anthropocene, the age of man. Never before has a single species had such a powerful impact on the environment. Meanwhile, we have become entangled in our own waste and enslaved by our own equipment, and, as a result, our senses have been dulled. We threaten to destroy the planet, but may lose ourselves, our humanity, well before then. Maarten Spruyt: "Art can put the finger on the sore spot, and give an insight."