We are used to thinking linearly - cause and effect - and do not realize that we and our objects are subject to the same laws of change, growth and decay that apply in the surrounding nature. This way of thinking has caused problems for us and our environment.
The way to cope with today's problems is to transform our way of thinking into a circular way of thinking: realizing that everything is connected to everything in one big system.
That means more efficient production processes so that fewer raw materials are needed. Making as much use as possible of sustainable, renewable, inexhaustible and generally available resources and developing new production methods and designing new products in a circular manner.
It has always been the idea that the artist is the first to sense changes in society and with his art provides a critical view, pushes boundaries and breaks taboos The art world in particular could be progressive and innovative when it comes to the concept of circular economy. Art can visualize social problems, create a sense of wonder and show the beauty and richness around us. Art can play an important role in the transition to a sustainable world.
Many contemporary artists use recycled materials, such as waste or they work with vegetable materials that are biodegradable. What else does the artist have to offer to set an example for the future? In this exhibition we want to show the contribution of the artists in the process towards a circular economy.
Curator: Ellen Klijzing
Artists: Aat Dirks, Eef van der Meer, Henk Loorbach, Simone Boon, Helena Kaori Maeda, Rika Majal Duevel, Marc Koolen, Sara Effen, Esther Kin, Nanny Kok, Chris Teerink, Fernanda Gil, Bas Kosters, Sarah Payton, Ellen Klijzing , Emile le Brun, Wilbert Verhaak, Femke Moedt, Brett Clouser, Pieter Post, Allard Butter bread, Rinzo, Monique Jansen, Regina Rorije, Carine Beelen, Helene Min, Hanneke de Munck
Tales of Light & Matter presents a narrative through a series of art installations, that live between art and design; a narrative where Material, Form and Light interact.
The materials are explored with unique craftsmanship and ingenuity to unfold sculptural objects that manipulate light as it reflects and refracts upon the surfaces - a dialogue between sensation, ethereal, control and balance. Inspired by Nature and Geometry, connecting space, time and matter.
In Tales of Light & Matter, the visitors can see playful contrasts between warm and cold, soft and hard, light and shadow. The project invites the audience to embark on a journey, away from the current social isolation and present cold and gloomy times, to be immersed within an atmosphere of warmth and wonder.
ONGOING EXHIBITS AND ACTIVITIES
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