Adrián Villar Rojas: Poems for Earthlings

Words by Lara Morrell
November 6, 2019

An immersive installation by artist Adrián Villar Rojas (Rosario, Argentina 1980) titled Poems for Earthlings opens November 20th. Various objects, sounds and interventions through the interior of Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk investigate the complex relationship between the impact of humans on their environment and vice versa.

With this installation, Villar Rojas poses new questions on the meaning of preservation, referring to the World Wars in Europe, when heritage was protected on a monumental scale as a starting point for his thinking.

Poems for Earthlings radically transforms the experience of a visit to the Oude Kerk, while instigating conversations about shared heritage in the anthropocene.

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