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Now that Yes Naturally is really open there is nothing stopping you to come visit us at the GEM in [...]

Great review of Yes Naturally by Volume!

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Now that Yes Naturally is really open there is nothing stopping you to come visit us at the GEM in the Hague. Click here for a great review by Daniel Rotsztain, Volume.

Adam Zaretsky

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Bio artist Adam Zaretsky constantly finds himself on the edge of the legally permissible. His Errorarium, for example, is home to zebra fish embryos injected with algae. The aim is that these embryos grow up to be completely self-sustaining fish and that they can make food from sunlight just as plants do. This could be the beginning of something much bigger. Imagine that humans can some day live by sunlight alone … Would you like to get closer to Zaretsky’s unusual creations? Turn on the light- and sound switches and you can make contact with the zebra fish.
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Finally Yes Naturally, how art saves the world is open for public. After a very successful friday with princess Máxima, enthusiastic guests [...]

Yes Naturally is open!

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Finally Yes Naturally, how art saves the world is open for public. After a very successful friday with princess Máxima, enthusiastic guests and the opening party we are ready to show everybody the amazing works. You have plenty of time because we are open until the 18th of August

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On March 14th Yes Naturally opens for press and professionals. We are pleased to announce that Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (director dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel [...]

First impressions of Yes Naturally

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On March 14th Yes Naturally opens for press and professionals. We are pleased to announce that Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (director dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel 2012), Tue Greenfort (artist with project ‘Neobiota’ in Yes Naturally), Raul Ortega Ayala (artist), Ann Meskens (philospoher and twittered as a vacuum cleaner in the project Fora & Fauna), Natalie Jeremijenko (artist an biologist with ‘x species table’ in Yes Naturally) and Minerva Cuevas (artist with the project ‘Societal Studies PD Extinction’ in Yes Naturally) will discuss the exhibition in a round table discussion.

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We are pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima will open the international art exhibition Yes Naturally, how [...]

Princess Máxima will open Yes Naturally

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We are pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima will open the international art exhibition Yes Naturally, how art saves the world.

Anselm Kiefer, Secret Life of Plants Nr4, 2001-2002 copyright Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Grothe Collection

Hot off the press! We will be displaying work by Anselm Kiefer during the art exhibition Yes Naturally. Anselm Kiefer [...]

Yes Naturally Anselm Kiefer

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    Anselm Kiefer, Secret Life of Plants Nr4. 2001-2002 copyright Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Grothe Collection

Hot off the press! We will be displaying work by Anselm Kiefer during the art exhibition Yes Naturally. Anselm Kiefer draws connections in his work between the micro cosmos and the macro cosmos, making his work an almost indispensable part of Yes Naturally’s message.

Dead plants fertilize the soil so that the seeds of new plants can grow, thus becoming part of new life. The Secret Life of Plants suggests, among other things, that the same process keeps the universe going. Yes Naturally provides a wonderful opportunity to experience this process.

Fora & Fauna inspirational gathering
Tue, Nov 6, 2012

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“More than seven billion bacteria live in my mouth as I speak. Isn’t it high time that we gave them the floor?” Fora & Fauna is a project by Sjaak Langenberg, had it’s kick off on November 6th. Leading up to and being part of Yes Naturally 16 biologists, philosophers and writers will embody the identities of Potter’s steer, a mosquito, spermatozoid, a vacuum cleaner, the rhinovirus and the ancient plant sort tweeblaarkanniedood via Twitter and Facebook. The writers met at the Artis Library to discuss and prepare their metamorphosis.

Tijs Goldschmidt, guest writer for the Artis Library, presented the pros and cons of human attempts to assume animal identities. Erik van Tuijn, project coordinator from the digital media department of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, opened up the social media biotope with impressive examples of fictional characters. You can follow Fora & Fauna now via Twitter and Facebook where you can also see a photo report of the Artis gathering. See how Vrouwkje Tuinman impersonating a slug twittering: I laid 500 eggs this morning. Now you all can get back to your topic #aging population.

Earth-y conversations with Ine Gevers, Carine van Santen and Birgit Verwer
Sun, Dec 23, 2012

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For Earthy and artistic inspiration Stichting ArtWorlds invites you to a number of artist interviews organised in collaboration with the DepARTmentSTORE by Gumbs. Carine van Santen, from the Radio 1 programme Kunststof, talks with artists and curators about the theme Earth, nature and art. The interviews will take place at the Central Museum Studio across from the Utrecht Central Museum. This time Ine Gevers (our curator) and artist Birgit Verwer will be the guests. Admission is free!

Progamme: 13:30 Doors open, 14:00 
Carine van Santen interviews Ine Gevers and Birgit Verwer,
15:00 – 16:00 Live-music by label Excelsior.
See the site of ZomerExpo for more information.

Calling for Articles of Faith
Wed, Feb 20, 2013

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Yes Naturally is calling for self-made ‘Articles of Faith’ (Afvalhelden). These are mascots, talismans or fetishes made from discarded materials. A collection of these Articles of Faith will form a floating artwork in the pond of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. This total work of art is an idea of the Philippine artist-duo Aquilizan. Their idea is inspired by traditional religions that make fetishes to protect rainforests from logging destruction.

If you feel inspired yourself to make something from a vacuum cleaner hose, old bicycle parts, water cookers, umbrellas and other discarded materials, please be our guest and make a fetish! Articles of Faith can be turned in at the GEM on Wednesday January 23rd and Wednesday February 20th between 14.00 and 17.00. Click here for further details!! We’ll also have a stand at the RAW Art Fair Rotterdam.

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Yes Naturally was awarded with the Green Deal on October 11th by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and [...]

Ministry sees Yes Naturally as a Green Deal

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Yes Naturally was awarded with the Green Deal on October 11th by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. The Ministry uses this label to promote sustainability initiatives. The Ministry supports and facilitates Green Deals by making it easier to get permits or by bringing interesting people together. Green Deals ensure greater economic growth, jobs and income in combination with sustainability. Yes Naturally doesn’t really like labels, but we’re proud with this recognition!