Garden – Beyond the Human Gaze
The relationship between man and garden goes way back in history. The garden can be considered a metaphor for the coexistence between man and nature, but can also be associated with man’s control over nature. In our time, the garden has also become a symbol of biodiversity. The wild garden no longer communicates disorder, but rather awareness of the non-human organisms and the intrinsic value of the garden beyond human interference. Since 2021, Färgfabriken investigates different aspects of the concept garden. The work takes shape in exhibitions and activities (lectures, film, workshops etc.), as well in various projects and collaborations with external partners. In focus is the garden beyond the human gaze.
A Sprouting House in Foreign Times
Imagine a garden here!
a strange meeting
Mistra Environmental Communication
Since 2021 Färgfabriken has been participating in the Mistra Environmental Communication research project led by SLU in Uppsala. The focus of the research program is to explore an inclusive understanding of environmental communication.
In 2023, Nationalmuseum and Färgfabriken will both open a garden-themed exhibition. It is therefore makes sense to continue our collaboration and offer visitors an opportunity to experience the garden in art from both a historical and contemporary perspective.
A Nordic-Baltic perspective. Four art institutions around the Baltic Sea came together in 2023 to activate a dialogue and explore different ways of approaching climate change beyond the conventional image. The garden as a concept serves as a common vantage point for the discussions.