Yes Naturally is an art exhibition at the GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, Fotomuseum and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag raising the fundamental question: What is natural? And who or what decides? International artists present new viewpoints, challenge old patterns and encourage sustainable behavior.
Yes Naturally takes an inclusive view and doesn’t distinguish between human, nature and technology. The one runs over into the other. With both liberating and hilarious consquences: design your own housepet, moulds turn out to be your best friends, you can harvest the city and seagulls make for a tasty barbecue.
Plus: Facebook is your habitat, internet the new biotope and life without nano particles is unimaginable. Yes Naturally shows how culture and nature merge. The exhibition will go beyond the museum walls. Newly commissioned artworks arise in the museum gardens and around the City. Urban wildlife safari’s, performances, workshops, lectures and debates will take place in different art venues and filmcentra. And Yes Naturally will make its presence felt in social media and digital fora.
Yes Naturally is organised by Stichting Niet Normaal in collaboration with the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Symposium: BioSolar Cells (Tuesday 19 March 2013)
The sun provides us with an abundant supply of energy. If we can capture and store it effectively, we will have a sustainable energy source. BioSolar Cells’ work focuses on improving the system by which plants, algae and some bacteria capture energy from sunlight. By doing so, this research programme contributes to achieving more sustainable production of food, energy and green raw materials for industry.
The BioSolar Cells research programme is to optimize the photosynthesis process in plants, algae and bacteria, and to develop ‘artificial leaves’ that combine biological and artificial components.
Guests: Jeremy Harbison, Adam Zaretsky, Huib de Vriend, Lucien Hanssen, David Louwrier, Robert-Jan Geerts, Coen van der Giesen, Paul Krimpenfort, Ellen ter Gast, Robert Zwijnenberg, Marleen Stikker. This symposium is English spoken.