Stichting NDSM-werf presents 'Hoogbouw Camping: Nature City' by artist Willem de Haan.
Previously, De Haan's work was shown in the visual art route IJsselbiënnale, where it was a response to the pressure on the landscape for agricultural production and recreation. In a small area, eleven tents of different sizes are set up as efficiently as possible and furnished in De Haan's hyperreal way with towels, folding bike and canoe. At NDSM, 'High-rise Camping: Nature City' takes on a different meaning. In a growing, densifying city like Amsterdam and in a rapidly developing district like Amsterdam Noord, the pressure on public space and sanctuaries is great. Space: physical and mental, is important for the liveability of a city, places for greenery, relaxation and recreation are becoming increasingly scarce. With the work 'High-rise Camping: Nature City', Willem de Haan playfully addresses a serious urban issue by depicting a possible but also alienating future scenario.
Multidisciplinary artist Willem de Haan (b. 1996, NL) challenges socially conditioned and political rules of everyday locations in his work. In a convincing, humorous and alienating, the artist adds artificial elements to existing situations.
Location: NDSM - Smederijplein