Claudy Jongstra in Earth Matters Exhibition
“This young century has brought about a moment of reflection and radical change, making up for a century of ecological abuse, consumption, greed and violence. For the first time, a post-fossil society is emerging, using natural ingredients, offering alternatives and giving us hope for the future.” – Lidewij Edelkoort
This will be Artipelag’s first exhibition of contemporary design since the space opened in 2012. It invites an awareness of the natural beauty of the earth and our overconsumption of natural resources. Oceanic felt work, Shore Line by Claudy Jongstra, winner of Best Studio Artist Design at the Carpet Design Awards 2014 will be included in the show in a special gallery dedicated to natural dye textiles. Other artists exhibiting in this platform which will marry ancient techniques and modern advances in creativity and technology are: ‘Botanical alchemist’, India Flint who extracts dyes directly from foliage, petals and roots in the Australian deep south; Nan Groot Antik and Nienke Hoogvliet with SEA ME.