2015-05-00-1120

sanctuarium: natura mater

catalogue number: hdv 2015.06.
date created: 2015
classification: installations
medium: at the Lazaretto Vecchio, located in the Venice lagoon
dimensions:
signature and inscriptions: []
edition:
current location: the sanctuary was not continued after the Biennial
collecting history:
related works:
comment:
photo/scan: Peter Foolen, Eindhoven (2015)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
extended description

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. a second key work [besides the journal in the pavilion, CS] of this exhibition, 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.
[source: herman de vries. to be all ways to be (Valiz/Mondriaan Fund : Amsterdam 2015) 25 (all photographs studio herman de vries/Joana Schwender)]

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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 page 25, 205 and 231-245.