The publication Windflower, Perceptions of Nature presents prominent artists’ insightful and poetic views on the beauty and fragility of nature in today’s modern world.
In this lavishly illustrated book, the reader is brought face to face with various, sometimes contrasting, perceptions of nature, as depicted by contemporary artists whose roots lie in both Western and non-Western cultures. These artists consider the world critically, are aware of the increasing concern for the future of nature and global sustainability, and connect contemporary problems to various cultural traditions and ways of thinking. Issues concerning technology and innovation, economic interests, environment and energy are examined, as are the meditative and cosmological experience of nature, and the romantic longing of humankind vis-à-vis the imposing, mysterious and often threatening natural world.
With works by Lothar Baumgarten, Mark Dion, Cai Guo Qiang, Peter Doig, Mario García Torres, Kimsooja, Tetsumi Kudo, Charly Nijensohn, Yoko Ono, Marco Pando Quevedo, Willem de Rooij and Liang Shaoji.
Jan van Adrichem, Jos ten Berge, Kaira Cabañas, Ingrid Commandeur, Doris von Drathen,
Hans Ulrich Obrist and Evert van Straaten
Marente Bloemheuvel, Toos van Kooten (editors)
Design: Gebr. Silvestri, Illustrated (colour), Paperback, 224 pages
NAI Publishers in cooperation with het Kröller-Müller Museum
With support from SNS REAAL Fonds and the Mondriaan Foundation
Exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum from 9 october 2011 t/m 15 january 2012
9.3 x 10.6 x 0.8 in