During this philosophical art lecture in the main hall of the exhibition "Scouring Paradise," the focus is on the relationship between man, nature and the world. Artist Olphaert den Otter has been invited to reflect on the utopian ideal of a makeable world. Starting from his own work The Buitenplaats (2007), Olphaert den Otter will elaborate on important questions, worldwide; how do we go on with the world?
When: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Time: 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Great Hall Kunsthal KAdE
Costs: free on presentation of admission ticket
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This philosophical art lecture is organized in conjunction with the exhibition "Scouring Paradise. This exhibition starts from Mondrian's search for an 'Earthly Paradise': a modernist dream of a makeable world based on form and style, in which people strive for the true, good and beautiful from freedom. In contemporary art, the ideal of a makeable world seems to have faded into the background. In its place is reflection on the world and society. In the exhibition "Abrasive Paradise" at Kunsthal KAdE and the Elbow Church, artists analyze the current state of being and, through experience, point the viewer to the reality in which we live.
About the speaker:
Olphaert den Otter has been painting "World Stress Paintings" since 2009. In diverse series of paintings, he depicts the consequences of human actions on his living environment. Without man appearing in his paintings, he plays the leading role - as perpetrator and/or victim - in landscapes where disasters take place or have taken place. One of his works can be seen under the guise of 'paradises with an undertone' in the exhibition Abrasive Paradise at Kunsthal KAdE.