12 – 29th of August 2021 | De School Amsterdam | by AXS ART
This group exhibition presents a wide variety of works in different media, that explore themes around unity, connection and systems of synergy.
Lisette van Hoogenhuyze / Sophie Steengracht / Pinar Demirdag / Quintus Glerum / Lorena Solis Bravo / Eugenie Boon / Joost Koster / Carmen Schabracq / Janice mcNab / AiRich / Alexandra Martens / Eline Martherus / Marilyn Sonneveld / Ciro Duclos / Noah Lamp / Lucia Fernandez Santoro / Agnes Momirski
The concept of ‘oneness’ is examined in relation to human connection, our relation to nature and its ecosystems, all within our current complex, digital age.
Rather than exploiting our natural resources and each other, we must progress towards a more collaborative future, in which we acknowledge that everything is connected and moves in systems and cycles of exchange and reciprocity.
This highly scientific and technocentric time, that is increasingly devoid of ambiguity, mysticism and spirituality, generates an illusion that we as humans can grasp reality.
We hold onto comfortable duality and to familiar patterns of binary thinking:
self vs. other
us vs. them
human vs. nature
nature vs. tech
tech vs. human
right vs. wrong
black vs. white
feminine vs. masculine
We are constantly in conflict.
We combat ecological disaster, we oppose different mindsets, we regard digital technology with suspicion.
However, we battle ourselves, as we are all of the above.
We are nature, we are all human, and we ourselves manifested digital technology…
We intrinsically are and want the same, yet our socio-political climate and public discussion is becoming increasingly polarised.
Compartmentalised thinking tricks us into believing that we know the truth.
Our truth is the truth. Yet all our truths are true.
Could coding become our new universal language to transcend Babylon? Could AI become a tool for modern mysticism to expand our consciousness and surrender to the captivating chaos and complexity of reality?
This exhibition aims to look at what it means to be human as part of nature. Not separate from it or above it. Whilst navigating the age of digital technology.
Thurs – Sat: 5pm – 10pm Sun: 12pm – 6pm
12 – 29th of August 2021
De School Amsterdam, Dr Jan van Breemenstraat 1, 1056 AB Amsterdam
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