• 2015-05-00-1121
  • 2015-05-00-1122
  • 2015-05-00-1123
  • 2015-05-00-1124
  • 2015-05-00-1125
  • 2015-05-00-1126
  • 2015-05-00-1127
exhibition view Biennale Arte 2015, Lazaretto Vecchio, Venice

sanctuarium: natura mater

catalogue number: hdv 2015.112.1
date created: 2015
classification: installations
work type: environment
medium: the lagoon itself, forms part of the exhibition as a natural, historical and ecological biotope. It is possible to visit one of the islands, the lazaretto vecchio, to experience the reality of the lagoon and of all - this - here. The sanctuarium: natura mater, is located on this island. It is a derelict building where nature is taking over human history from inside with wild flowering and fruit trees, grasses, sedge and brambles. herman de vries added 5 marble plates with goldleaf texts (be aware / life is / this / death was here / natura mater) and 1 with a dot. [source: herman de vries. to be all ways to be (Valiz/Mondriaan Fund : Amsterdam 2015) 25]
signature and inscriptions: [uninscribed]
current repository: temporary installation
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: 6 marble plates with goldleaf texts (2015)
photo/scan: Lilian Seegers, Amsterdam (2015)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2015 'herman de vries. to be all ways to be', Biennale Arte 2015, Dutch Pavilion, Venice
published references
exhibition catalogue herman de vries. to be all ways to be (Valiz/Mondriaan Fund : Amsterdam 2015) image repr. on pages 25, 205 and 231-245.