Essay by Maren Richter
1 March - 5 April 2019
Valletta Contemporary proudly kickstarts its 2019 calendar with the first solo show of the year with artist Nadine Baldow's Pristine Paradise.
What relationship exists between mankind and nature? In Nadine Baldow’s series “OCCUPIED OBJECTS” the artist considers these two parts as divergent positions rather than as a unit. In that context, Baldow analyzes the development of the recent past, in which man seems to be driven to spread out more and more, and to optimize the living space in a dominant way and on their own terms. There is hardly any place existing on Earth, where a human being hasn't already been. Nature is rather subordinated to those processes and rarely seen as an equal part, much less would the human being feel to be in an inferior position to “mother nature”.
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