International 2012 Archives
Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World looks at different ways in which the dream of home has imploded over the past three decades, and how new forms of home might be fashioned in their stead. The exhibition explores our current struggles and hopes to provide alternative ways of viewing nature and landscape through the built environment using a variety of approaches including: a pot luck party for neighbors complete with eggs from a chicken coop; a vegetable allotment, a tear drop tent clamped to a tree; a livable cocoon made of plastic bags and duct tape; repurposed industrial waste receptacles; quasi-
Dutch artist Dré Wapenaar turns the traditional, wholesome experience of camping on its head with his futuristic Treetent (2005), which has entered Laumeier's collection. Instead of the quintessential pop-
This spirit of creating shelter in our natural environs for practical and social reasons is also reflected in the work of Chicago-
Operating from the perspective of Laumeier as "the green heart of Sunset Hills, Missouri," artist Kim Yasuda is working with residents to position Laumeier as a steward among friends and neighbors. She calls her process "hunting and gathering." Her community garden and chickens will provide food for the community throughout the summer and for the potluck on September 7.
The use of clothing as shelter is seen in Liverpool-
This exhibition and the art it includes create awareness about culture, community, and the many variations of a home. More importantly, the exhibition investigates how the public views home and how we live on and use Laumeier Sculpture Park's largest asset: 105 acres of Missouri Woodland.
Curated by Marilu Knode, Executive Director and Dana Turkovic, Curator of Exhibitions
Exhibition 2 June -
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Dré Wapenaar, Treetent, 2005. Canvas, wood, powder coated steel, edition of 2, dimensions variable. Laumeier Sculpture Park Collection with funds from the Mark Twain Laumeier Endowment Fund. Photo: Shaun Alvey.