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sanctuarium: natura mater

catalogue number: hdv 2015.11.
date created: 2015
classification: public art
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
dimensions:
signature and inscriptions: []
edition:
current location: the sanctuary was situated at the Lazaretto Vecchio, located in the Venice lagoon; not continued after the Biennial
collecting history:
related works:
comment: the marble plate with the text 'death was here' was broken during the transport to Eschenau
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 page 25, 205 and 231-245.