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Jan van Adrichem, Jos ten Berge, Kaira Cabañas, Ingrid Commandeur, Doris von Drathen,
Hans Ulrich Obrist and Evert van Straaten
Marente Bloemheuvel, Toos van Kooten (editors)

Windflower, Perceptions of Nature
Twelve Contemporary Artists

Design: Gebr. Silvestri, Illustrated (colour), Paperback, 224 pages, size: 22.5 x 27 cm
English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-836-9, € 35.00

Exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum

With the support of the SNS REAAL Fund and the Mondriaan Foundation

Windflower, Perceptions of NatureThe publication Windflower, Perceptions of Nature presents prominent artists’ insightful and poetic views on the beauty and fragility of nature in today’s modern world.

In this lavishly illustrated book, the reader is brought face to face with various, sometimes contrasting, perceptions of nature, as depicted by contemporary artists whose roots lie in both Western and non-Western cultures. These artists consider the world critically, are aware of the increasing concern for the future of nature and global sustainability, and connect contemporary problems to various cultural traditions and ways of thinking. Issues concerning technology and innovation, economic interests, environment and energy are examined, as are the meditative and cosmological experience of nature, and the romantic longing of humankind vis-à-vis the imposing, mysterious and often threatening natural world.

With works by Lothar Baumgarten, Mark Dion, Cai Guo Qiang, Peter Doig, Mario García Torres, Kimsooja, Tetsumi Kudo, Charly Nijensohn, Yoko Ono, Marco Pando Quevedo, Willem de Rooij and Liang Shaoji.

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