We invite you to 'Natural Technology. Welcome to the Symbiocene'.

13 April 2022, 4pm - 6pm

Fellow Art Lover,

Spring is here and the VU ART SCIENCE gallery will reopen its doors with a brand new exhibition. We want to invite you to this festive opening on April 13th and marvel you with Natural Technology. Welcome to the Symbiocene. The event, starting at 4 PM, will feature introductions, performances, artists and refreshments. 

Natural Technology, the second exhibition at the VU ART SCIENCE gallery, explores the boundaries and collaborations between organisms and technology. The artworks in the exhibition question whether these new relations could lead to strategies for Earth’s species to survive the climate crisis. Artists on show are Jelle Korevaar, Tabita Rezaire, Wanda Tuerlinckx and Christiaan Zwanikken.

The exhibition responds to the original Greek meaning of technology: the strife of an individual or group to perfect a particular method. Natural Technology shows how different organisms can interact with technology and how this can lead to new forms of life. The exhibition contributes to a discussion about a world where humans are no more important than fungi, plants or animals. These ideas are based on the philosophies of the Symbiocene, a term coined by the environmental philosopher Glenn Albrecht. This exhibition captures this combination of technology and nature perfectly and pushes us to wonder, marvel and ask questions.