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Wildflower, Perceptions of Nature at Kröller-Müller Museum

Charly Nijensohn: The Wreck of Men, 2008

Now showing through January 15th, 2012 at the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands is an interesting exhibit called Windflower, Perceptions of Nature.

The museum describes the major international exhibition as highlighting nature in a specific way:

Nature as a vulnerable factor in the worldwide pursuit of progress.

These artists consider the world critically and are sympathetic towards the growing global awareness regarding the future of nature. Questions concerning technology, economic interests, environment and energy are examined. As is the meditative and cosmological experience of nature, the role of (neo) colonialism, the constructable and artificial landscape, and the romantic longing of humankind in contrast to the imposing, mysterious and often threatening nature.

The exhibition touches on the current global concern about the handling of nature’s continued existence from the perspective of visual art, without thereby following the path of activism.

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