When: Sunday, April 10
Time: 2 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Location: Kunsthal KAdE
Costs: 16.50 (lecture includes museum visit)
Since 2018, Laurie Cluitmans as curator of contemporary art at the Central Museum. There, she recently curated the transhistorical group exhibition The Botanical Revolution; On the Necessity of Art and Gardening, on view through May 1. In corona time, a revaluation of nature seems to be taking place. More people are seeking the outdoors and the garden plays an important role in this. The garden is a place of retreat, a place of resilience and green therapy. For centuries, the garden has been an important source of inspiration for artists. Not only as a refuge, but also as a way to reflect on changing society. In a time of climate crisis, artists are refocusing their arrows on the garden. They are asking critical questions about the way nature is controlled and calling for a radical redesign of our relationship with nature. Important topics that also take center stage in the Scouring Paradise exhibition at Kunsthal KAdE. As part of this, Kunsthal KAdE and the People's University Amersfoort Laurie Cluitmans asked to give a lecture on the garden and "paradise.
In this lecture, Cluitmans focuses on Paradise from the perspective of the anthropocene. The era in which we live and in which man largely dominates nature, with all its consequences. One of the most famous depictions of Paradise within the Christian tradition is the Garden of Eden. But paradise has a much longer tradition, and the word originated in Persian, referring to a walled place. What did and does paradise look like as we consider past and present. Reserve your spot for the lecture now. It is possible to view the Scouring Paradise exhibition before or after the lecture.