From unscrupulous domination to acknowledgement of a sensibility, relations between Humankind and Nature have not always been ruled by empathy. Awareness of the interdependency of all living things (apart from any form of anthropocentrism) has come a long way. Through five elements: beauty, ecology, confrontation, material, and symbol, and no less than 70 artists from the Polish and international art scene (Maurizio Cattelan, Wim Delvoye, Jan Fabre, Javier Perez, Daniel Spoerri…) the exhibition Nature in Art, showing at the Mocak – Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, seeks to portray the complexity of the relationship between humans and the rest of the plant, mineral, and animal world. Nature, an object of contemplation, doesn’t always benefit from the respect its fascination incites: the ecological angle here reminds us of the need to make efforts so artists can continue to draw creative inspiration from this environment.

From April 26 to September 29, 2019 — Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

Alice Audouin and Lisa Toubas


Crédit: Yoshihiro Suda, “Azalea”, 2008, MOCAK Collection

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