Exhibition

Art Park II: Voice of Nature

Opening: 12 Sep 2024, 18:00 - 22:00

12 Sep 2024 – 6 Oct 2024

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
13:00 – 18:00
Friday
13:00 – 18:00
Saturday
13:00 – 18:00
Sunday
13:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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The exhibition delves into the concept of the rights of nature, paralleling the rights afforded to humans. We seek to challenge conventional perspectives and foster a deeper understanding of our relationship with the natural world.

About

"Voice of Nature” invites artists to contemplate the notion of nature’s rights. Rights of nature is a legal theory that describes the inherent rights of ecosystems and species, similar to the concept of fundamental human rights. Creating a true balance between what is good for humans and for other species is a holistic recognition that all life on Earth is deeply intertwined. How do we create spaces where these rights are protected within our cities? What would taking nature’s rights into account look like in an urban environment?

In an era marked by environmental crises and biodiversity loss, this exhibition serves as a platform to reframe our relationship with nature and advocate for its intrinsic value. Artists are encouraged to explore questions such as: How can we give a voice to nature? What would it mean to listen to what other species need? How can we create conditions that would allow us to truly cohabitate with nature in an urban space?      

On NDSM, an industrial area and former shipyard in the north of Amsterdam, the city would like to add more green spaces. This heritage area already functions as a creative hub for artists and a free public space to host activities for the inhabitants. Through this exhibition, we would like to reflect on the way we build parks and gardens in the city. Artists are encouraged to engage with diverse perspectives and propose imaginative solutions for integrating nature's voice into societal frameworks.

"Voice for Nature” seeks to ignite conversations and inspire action towards recognising and respecting nature through the power of art. Let us envision a world where nature is listened to and valued.

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