Nature as Artifice: New Dutch Landscape in Photography and Video Art
From June 13, 2009 through August 16, 2009 in Brackett Clark Gallery
“Dutch landscape” evokes an immediate mental picture of the idyllic agrarian landscape rooted in the tradition of Dutch landscape painting, but today the Netherlands is known for its planned, manipulated landscape and nature. Since the end of the 1980s, a number of Dutch photographers and filmmakers have been taking exactly this artificial character of the Dutch landscape and nature as their point of departure. This exhibition, curated by Maartje van den Heuvel, presents work by contemporary photographers Hans Aarsman, Wout Berger, Cary Markerink, Edwin Zwakman, Marnix Goossens, Frank van der Salm, Driessens/Verstappen, and others. The Eastman House exhibition of Nature as Artifice is made possible through generous support from the Mondriaan Foundation.