This expansive new exhibition of works by international naturalists and artists will explore the role of the artist as an intrinsic part of the science of natural history, enabling our modern understanding of ecology, climate change, extinction and the threats to biodiversity.
The observational skills and techniques of artists, including their speculations, have enabled us to learn about plants and animals in drawings, long before the advancements of technologies such as microscopes and photography. Featuring drawings, paintings, sculpture, installation, lens-based, digital media and new technologies, UnNatural History will connect these valuable collections to the past, present, and future of our relationship to nature through depictions, scientific representations and imagined realities created by artists.
UnNatural History brings a timely opportunity to explore our interconnectedness with nature through the unique lens of artists in their visions from the past, into the future.
Confirmed Artists: Alex Hartley / Andy Holden / Angela Brazil / Calvin Pang & David Robinson / Christina Agapakis, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sissel Tolaas / David Claerbout / Dorothy Cross / Doug Aitken / Dubmorphology / Frances Disley / Francis Upritchard / Gerard Byrne / Gözde İlkin / Lisa Reihana / Marianne North / Mat Collishaw / Michael Landy / Raqs Media Collective / Sarah Sze / Sonya Schönberger / Tania Kovats / Wangechi Mutu / Yinka Shonibare
UnNatural History has been publicly funded by Coventry City Council and National Lottery funded by Arts Council England.