Technological developments and the rapidly changing climate have altered our relationship to nature. Photography offers a means of observing the world and our effect upon it, but can it also act as a catalyst in adopting new ways of relating to the environment?
On the occasion of the exhibition On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World these and other questions will be discussed in artist panels that will centre around three important trends in contemporary landscape photography. Foam invited a number of artists -part of the exhibition On Earth - who use innovative visual strategies to examine how technological development has fundamentally changed the relationship between man and nature. They do so using the same modern imaging technologies through which we increasingly experience the world: often digitally and mediated by our screens.
The programme will be opened by Foam director Marcel Feil, and moderated by exhibition curator Hinde Haest. The panel discussions will be followed by a curator’s tour in the presence of the artists.
Typical Alpine Flora at the Hochschwab Area © Thomas Albdorf/ courtesy of the artist
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World unites the work of 27 contemporary artists who use innovative visual techniques to reflect on the evolving relationship between humans and nature. Besides photography, the artists make use of installation, sculpture, in-game photography and video. Their various visual approaches diverge and converge throughout the exhibition. These artists show they both seek to explore and reunite our technological, socio-economical, spiritual and political connection with the world.
On the future of landscape photography, Friday 20 March from 16.30 hrs onwards.
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Header image: AR Chalten VI, 2016 © Adam Jeppesen courtesy of the artist (detail)
On Earth was curated by Foam and produced in collaboration with Les Rencontres d’Arles.
The exhibition is made possible by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, MIAP Foundation, Goethe-Institut Amsterdam, Institut français des Pays-Bas and Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.