Transnatural opens its new exhibition space, featuring The Unknown Mine Zone exhibition and the launch of the new label collection, situated in the vibrant Amsterdam West quarter.
The Unknown Mine Zone offers a collection of Amsterdam-based as well as traveling exhibitions and activities, with the exhibition at the new Transnatural gallery marking the official opening on October 16th.
The exhibition features artists, designers, architects and researchers all with a different take on our future material shortage and all committed to involve the public in their continued experiments.
A huge threat on shortage of raw materials is rising due to the growth of the world population and consumption of goods. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, the use of raw materials has grown exponentially and stocks have decreased dramatically. Should the extensive mining of metals continue in its current pace, we will run out of supply on various levels before the end of the 21st century.
With the stock of various raw materials rapidly diminishing, The Unknown Mine Zone exhibition series explores new and innovative alternatives regarding mining and the use of (other) material resources.
New art & design collection
The new art & design collection was launched in Paris last September. Transnatural was part of the digital edition of the Paris Design Week 2020. The virtual event showcased Transnatural’s new collection from afar. However, on October 16th it is time for Transnatural to open its doors and launch the new collection physically from its new prime location in Holland.
The Unknown Mine Zone
Due to the growth of the world population and the vast consumption of goods, a huge threat of shortages of raw materials is rising. With the stock of various raw materials rapidly diminishing, The Unknown Mine Zone exhibition series explores new and innovative alternatives regarding mining, the use of environmental friendly material resources and the strain put on natural and artificial systems.
By critically reflecting on the effects of historic mining processes on our ecology, the exhibition questions our human footprint and explores alternative ways to restore the man-made damage.
In addition, The Unknown Mine Zone program features an exhibition at Nieuw Dakota. A side program will be running at the Eye Filmmuseum, Sexyland and Oerol Festival 2021, in order to present a varied selection of works aimed at engaging and further educating the public on this pressing theme.