International exhibitions

International 2010 Archives

The woods that see and hear
s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)

30.05 - 11.07.2010

04.06- 15.08.2010


07.09 - 25.11.2012

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Press release

On Saturday 29 May at 4 pm dertien hectare opens its 2010 exhibition The woods that see and hear, curated by Sarah Farrar. The exhibition responds to the immediate surroundings of dertien hectare, in the south of the Netherlands, an area that has gone through significant social, economic and ecological changes in recent decades. The exhibition takes place at two locations: at dertien hectare, a former farm that is now a regenerating forest area, and in a former factory in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch.

As archaeologists demonstrate, we can learn a lot about a society by paying close attention to material remains and environmental data. The dertien hectare site captures many layers of history and provides an accurate record of human activity and changing values. The woods that see and hear highlights the land as a living form of archaeology; it registers the impact of human migration, prosperity, technological developments, changing environmental values, governmental policy, commercial interests and the shifting boundaries of urban and rural areas.

Prompted by the dramatic change of land use at the dertien hectare site and its associated environmental impact, the exhibition addresses notions of sustainability, social responsibility, pollution and regeneration from a post-environmentalist approach. Where the historical environmental movement isolates the environment from other aspects of life, post-environmentalists contend that climate change and the ecological crises that we face today can only be addressed if we consider their intrinsic connection to wider social, political and economic forces. The exhibition connects the dertien hectare site to a former cigar factory in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch, examining the near and far reaching consequences of industrial processes.



The woods that see and hear, s-Hertogenbosch

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2012. All Rights Reserved

Exhibition 30 May - 11 July 2010. Dertien hectare, Meerstraat 22 - Heeswijk & CBK 's-Hertogenbosch, Boschveldweg 471, 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands).

Artists : Eduardo Abaroa / Eve Armstrong / Melanie Bonajo, Kinga Kielczynska and Emmeline de Mooij / Marjolijn Dijkman / Bright Ugochukwu Eke / Tue Greenfort / Jonathan Horowitz / Ives Maes / Tea Mäkipää / Nick Mangan / Heather and Ivan Morison / Overtreders W.

Remnants of demolished farm Heeswijk, The Nederlands, 2001