We have two big exhibitions going up this week, which means adrenaline is flowing and the creative services team is working long hours.
The first of the two exhibitions, Nature as Artifice, originated in the Netherlands and was curated by Maartje van den Heuvel. Nature as Artifice looks at the dichotomy between the perception, inspired by the tradition of Dutch landscape painting, of an idyllic agrarian Dutch landscape and the reality of the planned, manipulated landscape for which the Netherlands is known today. The show features work by many well known contemporary Dutch artists including Hans Aarsman, Wout Berger, Cary Markerink and Theo Baart, Edwin Zwakman, Marnix Goossens, Frank van der Salm and others. The photographs in this exhibition are spectacular–there really is something to be said about Dutch light.