Exhibition with printed matter by the early land-, earth- and eco- artists MARINUS BOEZEM, CHRISTO AND JEANNE-CLAUDE, LEO COPERS, AGNES DENES, HERMAN DE VRIES, JAN DIBBETS, HAMISH FULTON, PAUL-ARMAND GETTE, HANS HAACKE, PETER HUTCHINSON, RICHARD LONG, MASS (AND INDIVIDUAL) MOVING, DENNIS OPPENHEIM, ROBERT SMITHSON, T.O.P. OFFICE, NICOLÁS URIBURU and works by MIRJA BUSCH, CHARO CALVO, JEROEN CLUCKERS, TIM THEO DECEUNINCK, ELINE DE CLERCQ, ELS DIETVORST, HELEN MAYER HARRISON & NEWTON HARRISON, SASCHA HERRMANN, PATRICIA JOHANSON, ILARIA LUPO, JAREK LUSTYCH, DRIES SEGERS, KRISTOF TIMMERMAN, SASKIA VAN DER GUCHT
organised by Art & Research of the Academy
Ecosystems are intricate networks, critical to our planet's health and sustainability, where living and non-living, human and non-human elements interact and coexist. By incorporating the theme of the ecosystem into the ARTICULATE programme, we aim to ignite critical thinking about interconnectedness, adaptation and resilience. This exhibition invites you to explore the intricate tapestry of ecosystems through the lens of historical and contemporary artistic practices. It tells a (possible) story of six decades of environmental awareness in the arts, offering a selection of works and projects that exemplify inspiring practices and theoretical concepts.
The relationship between art and ecology plays an increasingly important role in the artistic research conducted at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. The exhibition ‘Ecosystems’ offers not only a fascinating look at the printed matter and writings of early land-artists and eco-pioneers, but also an insight into what is currently buzzing within the artistic research at the Academy in terms of art and ecology, science, activism and the intriguing interplay between them.
(Photos by Wannes Cré)
This exhibition is part of ARTICULATE 2023 I ECOSYSTEMS.