Force of nature


Sous le commissariat de James Putnam
11.03.16 > 21.05.16


List of exhibited artists : 

Maddalena Ambrosio, Mat Chivers, Susan Derges, Andy Goldsworthy, Alexandre  Joly, Antti Laitinen, Richard Long, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, Lucy+Jorge Orta, Seungmo Park, Peter Randall-Page, Yuken Teruya, Koen Vanmechelen, Emil Westman Hertz, Douglas White

Valérie Bach is glad to present a group show curated by James Putnam.
This exhibition includes both established and emerging international contemporary artists inspired not only by nature but also its processes - evolution, birth, growth, aging, decay, change. Nature is constantly in a state of change and the artists’ acute awareness and sensitivity to this change is crucial to the creation of their work that can be site-specific, monumental or ephemeral. 
Working in a diverse range of media and sometimes with a wide range of natural materials, they are continually searching and synthesizing creative, new ways to redefine our relationship with nature. Their work can be evocative, provocative or sublime, and might also communicate an urgent environmental message. Some of the participating artists collaborate with natural materials ranging from the raw, the found, to the discarded rather than making works ‘about’ nature. Others make work that is conceptual, so that the ideas behind the work are more important than the materials. 
Movement, change, light, growth and decay are fundamental to nature, the energies that artists strive to capture in their work. The artist’s observation and understanding of nature has as its goal the understanding of human nature, and of the human condition within nature.