14 May 2013

Namibia: Experiencing the Namib Through Pictures

Humanity has always endeavoured to conquer nature. Only a few rare places in the world are so harsh and hostile, that our attempts to tame the wild were and are still futile and ridiculous.

The desert is a place where time seems to stand still. Man only passes through. He tries to leave his landmarks, to conquer or tame the harsh and hostile environment, but in the end his efforts are futile. Nature claims back the respect that mankind tends to neglect, reminding him of its boundaries and laws.

Contemporary and historic media are mixed and combined in this installation, evoking reflection on the laws of mankind in comparison to the never changing landscape, reminding us of human smallness and perishability.

Namibian visual artists Christine Skowski and Raphael Scriba are transforming the gallery of the FNCC with an art installation, taking the viewer on a journey through the desert and time in an exhibition entitled ‘I've Been Through the Desert on a Horse with No Name'.

The exhibition will open on Monday, 27 May, at 18h30 and will run until 28 June. Entrance is free.

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