On the occasion of the 440th anniversary of the founding of Leiden University that has attracted scientists from all over the world to the city since 1575, contemporary artists from all continents are invited to present existing or new works, in which they express a specific 'world image' New commisions by amongst others: Mark Dion, Raqs Media Collective, Marjolijn Dijkman, Ghana Think Tank, Simryn Gill.
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is an ever-expanding collection of photographs, assembled since 2005, that observe how people organise their living environments across the world.
Art+Climate=Change 2015 is a festival of climate change related arts and ideas will include over 20 curated exhibitions at alongside a series of keynote lectures and public forums featuring local and international guests. These stimulating events will attract a broad audience and provide a clear space for the discussion of the challenges and opportunities, impacts and solutions, arising from climate change.
Uncertainty Scenarios is a collective experimental research project that will explore the ways people throughout history have tried to speculate, predict and anticipate the future and different attitudes that go along with this. Initiated by: Marjolijn Dijkman and Amélie Bouvier
The focal point in this exhibition is the contemporary interpretation of present-day culture through representations of the landscape. The works shown in Out There, make clear how we look at the landscape, how the definition of a landscape through technique and media is stretched and how we use the landscape as metaphor for current issues, be they social, political or aesthetic.
The artists participating in this project have been asked to produce a work that will somehow define the central or peripheral qualities of the location, be it from geographical, political or social perspectives, and possibly come up with different interpretations and ideas for land use.