Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany
25.06.17 – 07.01.18

Nature is subject to a permanent process of becoming and passing away. It enchants us with its seemingly inexhaustible diversity of forms and colours. As a part of that nature which has been accepted as the “master teacher” since antiquity, people stand in an extremely close relationship to it. We continuously investigate the laws on which it is based. In the early 1960s natural materials made their way into exhibition spaces by themselves becoming a focus of attention and no longer serving as an “image” of a landscape. Conversely, art also moved outdoors, into nature.

Six international artists have been selected for the exhibition. Over 20 installations, objects, wall pieces and sculptures made of materials like shells, feathers, thorns, leaves, cork, horsehair, wood or rose petals draw attention to the beauty, lightness and fragility of the materials found in nature. However, they also point to the fascinatingly systematic structure and formative power inherent to nature.
In addition to examining, collecting and arranging what they find as well as creating new forms and contexts, these artists are concerned above all with a respectful assimilation of that which is produced by nature.
Their works provide surprising and thought-provoking impulses for tracing the highly complex relationship between art and nature.

Bethan Huws, Christiane Löhr, Alastair Mackie, David Nash, Regine Ramseier, Herman de Vries

Curated by Katrin Hippel

http://www.mkdw.de

Pure Nature Art – Natural Materials in Contemporary Art

Museum Kunst der Westküste, Föhr, Germany
25.06.17 – 07.01.18

Nature is subject to a permanent process of becoming and passing away. It enchants us with its seemingly inexhaustible diversity of forms and colours. As a part of that nature which has been accepted as the “master teacher” since antiquity, people stand in an extremely close relationship to it. We continuously investigate the laws on which it is based. In the early 1960s natural materials made their way into exhibition spaces by themselves becoming a focus of attention and no longer serving as an “image” of a landscape. Conversely, art also moved outdoors, into nature.

Six international artists have been selected for the exhibition. Over 20 installations, objects, wall pieces and sculptures made of materials like shells, feathers, thorns, leaves, cork, horsehair, wood or rose petals draw attention to the beauty, lightness and fragility of the materials found in nature. However, they also point to the fascinatingly systematic structure and formative power inherent to nature.
In addition to examining, collecting and arranging what they find as well as creating new forms and contexts, these artists are concerned above all with a respectful assimilation of that which is produced by nature.
Their works provide surprising and thought-provoking impulses for tracing the highly complex relationship between art and nature.

Bethan Huws, Christiane Löhr, Alastair Mackie, David Nash, Regine Ramseier, Herman de Vries

Curated by Katrin Hippel

http://www.mkdw.de