We live in a time when our global culture has subordinated nature. It has become almost impossible to experience unspoilt land, no matter how far we direct our gaze. What remains once humanity and its thirst for action have left the stage, in search of ever greener pastures? With ARENA Noorderlicht casts a forensic look at the traces left behind in the landscape.
For ARENA twenty-one artists have been invited from around the world, showing with their respective images a part of the bigger story : Ignacio Acosta, Mandy Barker, Olaf Otto Becker, Theo Bos, Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge, Matthieu Gafsou, Hiroshi Imai, Antoinette De Jong & Robert Knoth, Katrin Koenning, David Maisel, Simon Menner, Simon Norfolk, Adam Orzechowski, Robert Zhao Renhui, Gerco de Ruijter, Helene Schmitz, Ronny Sen, Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq, Joni Sternbach, Munem Wasif, Witho Worms.
The 2016 Noorderlicht Photofestival will take place at Museum Belvédère and outdoor areas in Heerenveen/Oranjewoud. The Museum is situated on the Oranjewoud estate, with splendid gardens and water features and a rich cultural history.