Reading by Osmosis – Semâ Bekirović
Reading by Osmosis: Nature interprets man
het Glazen Huis, 16 February – 28 April 2019
Curated by Semâ Bekirović
The culture/nature dichotomy isn not as self evident as has long been held. If culture and nature can no longer be seen as opposites, what’s to keep us from stretching things a little bit further, and proclaim nature to be capable of art, of authorship?
For this show, Semâ, who has been known to collaborate with natural phenomena within her own art practice, tries to steer clear of her usual role of author/artist. As curator she provides the works with context, hoping to start a discussion about authorship. Nature clearly doesn’t care all that much about us. It is always ready to upend our familiar world. Different natural processes employ different means towards this end, engendering different aesthetics. An aesthetics that surprisingly often reminds us of contemporary art works. It’s clear that it’s not just us who interpret nature, but nature itself that interprets us.
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Sunday March 24, 2019
An afternoon with discussion and lectures
Kees Moeliker (director Natural History Museum Rotterdam) will engage in a conversation with Semâ Bekirović about her project Reading by Osmosis.. Japanese bird nest collector and children book writer Mamoru Suzuki gives a lecture about his bird nest collection. lecture by Mamoru will be translated in Dutch and also invites children. After the lecture, people young and old are invited to build birds nests themselves.
Friday April 26, 2019
Finissage Reading by Osmosis
het Glazen Huis, 17:00 – 19:00 uur
Reading by Osmosis will close with a bang with live music by Peter and Carol (from Bettie Serveert)