Remote Proximity: Nature in Contemporary Art

Remote Proximity: Nature in Contemporary Art
Library Shelf Location 17.REMO
Publication Date 2009
Description Art is the opposite of nature. However, there is no other subject that art deals with more frequently than with nature. On the basis of works by 20 international artists, the exhibition Ferne Nähe (=Distant Proximity) examines the way in which contemporary art imitates, distorts, explores and uses nature and how it envisages itself while evoking nature as an elementary force. Installations, objects, paintings, photos and films show attempts to overcome the distance. Furthermore, these works convey the awareness that >nature< is a cultural construction, a projection screen for ideas, values and feelings, that it is our invention. This exhibition does not turn the works by Marie José Burki, Mark Dion, Peter Doig, Andreas Eriksson, Anya Gallaccio, Rodney Graham, Barnaby Hosking, Rosemary Laing, Axel Lieber, Christian Löhr, Thomas Mulcaire, Tony Matelli, Roxy Paine, Daniel Richter, Su-Mei Tse, Klaus Weber and others into one stringent story. However, it suggests the depth of the topic which demonstrates that nature is both innate and otherworldly, and both familiar and foreign.
ISBN 9783868320046
Quantity 1
Pages 200
Author Martin Seel
Format Hardback
Publisher Kunst Museum Bonn
Related Artists Axel Lieber, Peter Doig, Rodney Graham, Anya Gallaccio, Roxy Paine, Daniel Richter, Andreas Eriksson, Barnaby Hosking, Tony Matelli, Klaus Weber, Thomas Mulcaire, Rosemary Laing, Marie Jose Burki, Su-Mei Tse, Christian Lohr, Mark Dion
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keyword Nature
Language English

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