Like this Natural Intelligence As Seen by Art

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English, French 2022, 200 Pages Softcover with flaps 260mm x 212mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5347-0

LIKE THIS. Natural Intelligence As Seen by Art brings together a series of specific commissions by ten internationally renowned artists for der TANK, the exhibition space of the Institute Art Gender Nature at the heart of the FHNW Academy of Art and Design’s campus in Basel. Curated by Chus Martínez and supported by [N.A!] Project, the artistic projects conceived between 2016 and 2021 by Mathilde Rosier, Julieta Aranda, Cecilia Bengolea, Eduardo Navarro, Ingela Ihrman, Teresa Solar, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Raffaela Naldi Rossano, Alessandro De Francesco, and Gil Pellaton all share a common denominator: their interest in exploring the multilayered dimensions of our relationship with nature, and the slow but continuous change of the art system’s perception and engagement with the natural world.

The book, however, is not a closing chapter, but evidence of an art practice that empathizes with all forms of life, that focuses on nature as the very substance that allows for a shared experience of life with mutual responsibilities, and that embraces the coexistence of ancient knowledge and modern science.