The group exhibition “Beating around the Bush – Après nous la déluge” merges the works of numerous renowned artists. Said collection is brought into dialogue with external works, including Antony Gormley’s, that help narrate the concept that man is central to the Anthropocene in so far as it has led to the construction of societal, political and physical structures that define how we live.
This exhibition presents artworks that can be associated with certain aspects of the Anthropocene. They provide starting points for critical reflection on the unprecedented possibilities that humans have created for themselves, as expressed in achievements in the areas of science, art and welfare, which we count as our civilisation. On the other hand, there is a focus on the drawbacks of the Anthropocene, such as the escalating faith in manipulability or the downside to our ever-increasing footprint. Scenes from the Anthropocene concerns the thin line that people tread between making use of systems they have created themselves and breaking with those systems.
Tue – Sun 11am – 5pm
Bonnefantenmuseum, Avenue Ceramique 250, 6221 KX Maastricht, Netherlands