Ilkka Halso – Museum of nature

Ilkka Halso

In order to protect and restore nature we need stronger means. We have to continue this battle to save the world, presenting plans for brighter and more durable millennia. The Museum of Nature is the next step in an ongoing imaginative nature-restoring project, which started in the year 2000 with the Restoration exhibition. The Restoration series was about restoring single nature objects by means of technology and building skills.
The museum project takes this one step further. I visualize shelters, massive buildings where big ecosystems could be maintained in their present state. These massive buildings protect forests, lakes, and rivers from pollution and, more importantly, from the actions of man himself. At the same time I study different aspects of man’s relation to nature as a rare unique endangered place. When putting nature into a museum, you have to consider the aspect of the audience | consumer. Nature becomes a joyride for tourists, and a beautiful landscape turns into a meditative theater show. The project is based on a pessimistic vision of what is happening on earth. I look into the future, and I am not very happy about what I see. I consider these pictures more as visual pamphlets than aesthetic images. Digital process is constantly present in the works. I freely combine photographs of landscapes and computer-generated 3 D models. The works are visualized building plans, plans I would rather not see realized.






TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Fr. 13. July to Su. 15. July ETF! welcomes the summer holidays and says goodbye from Bonn

LONG EVENING
Friday, 13 July 2018, 16.00 to 24.00 h Artificial walks, bed sheet cinema under stars, clogs and clowns

FAMILY SATURDAY
"BONN BLOSSOMS!"
Saturday, 14 July, 14.00 hrs Family Tours and Planting Campaign

ARTISTS_SUNDAY
July 15, 11.30 a.m.
Finissage tour with individual ETF! artists from the region

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The 17th edition of ETF was opened on April 18th in Bonn.

Venue:
Ehemalige Volkshochschule
Kasernenstraße 50
53111 Bonn

NEW Duration: 19.4.-15.7.2018

Opening times:
Wed-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 5pm
also on bank holidays

Free Entry!

A contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 and the German Sustainability Action Days 2018 (30.5.-5.6.)

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ETF! was awarded "Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017" by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

Pictures of ETF! 2017 in Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile can be seen here .

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17. Exhibition-Station Bonn 2018

Many thanks also to Deutsche Telekom AG, Beethoven Foundation Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn and Kunstmuseum Bonn.