In the Age of Post-Drought – The Aquatic State
Transnatural Art and Design, Amsterdam
–20 December 2019
After the second heat record-beating summer in a row in Germany, the Federal Environment Agency already warned about disputes involving drinking water. Meanwhile, almost half of the world’s population is already affected by water shortages. The Transnatural Museum of Art and Design is responding to this emergency with the exhibition programme “In the Age of Post-Drought”, which is staged in collaboration with Dutch Design Week and the Belgian Centre d’Innovation et de Design (CID) in Grand Hornu, Belgium. The exhibition “The Aquatic State” examines this phenomenon looking at four aspects of water: scarcity, pollution, wastage and desertification. The exhibited works of art and design explore (bio-)technological solutions for a sustainable future. In the course of the nine-month exhibition, designer Jólan van der Wiel will develop the Tropic City project, which explores potential living environments for Nordic countries’ evolving climate conditions. Robertina Šebjanič investigates the effects of noise pollution on the aquatic ecosystem through her Aquatocene art project.