INTO NATURE 2018 - Out of Darkness

The area where the visual art manifestation Into Nature: Out of Darkness takes place, on the border between Fryslân and Drenthe, has three very different landscape types where man has been searching for thousands of years for his relationship with nature.

The first location is the Holtingerveld, one of the darkest places in the Netherlands. The second location is Frederiksoord, founded in 1820 by Johannes van den Bosch. In 2018, the 200th anniversary of the Society of Benevolence will be celebrated there.

The unique combination of these locations shows the tension between nature and culture, darkness and light, control and freedom. It also offers us the opportunity to reflect on the so-called 'anthropocene': the earth has become so steeped in human presence that nature and culture can no longer be separated.

These special places around Frederiksoord and the interwovenness with the artworks make Into Nature: Out of Darkness an exciting, unmissable art event.

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