___ Beyond TUMZ offers an overview on a several works of residency artists and designers who were part  The Unknown Mine Zone, as a last treat due to closure periods in the COVID period. Transnatural presented a collection of Amsterdam-based and traveling exhibitions and activities, and has partnered up with Nieuw Dakota, the EYE Filmmuseum, NDSM, Sexyland and Oerol Festival. The progra presented a varied selection of works that engage and educate a wide and diverse public on this pressing theme. Through this exhibition series, the participating artists and designers were encouraged to involve the public in their experiments to develop and present work.

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, and emphasizes the merging of natural and artificial systems. By critically reflecting on the effects of historic mining processes on our ecology, the exhibitions offer a way to change our human footprint and explore efficient ways to restore the damage.

A huge threat on shortage of raw materials is rising due to the growth of the world population and consumption on 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.

Participants & projects at Transnatural
Dillon Marsh (ZA) 
Adam W. Brown (US)
Johan Grimonprez (BE)
Xandra van der Eijk
Onkruidenier & Overtreders W (NL)
Kosuke Araki (JP)

Exhibtion at Transnatural : 17 October – 1 February 2022 (extended)
Open: Tue. – Fri., 10.00h – 17.00h / Sat 13.00h – 17.00h
Address: Jan van Galenstraat 125, 1056 BL, Amsterdam
Make a reservation for your visit via info@transnatural.org

Visit The Unknown Mine Zone website for more detailed information.

Supported by:

Transnatural LabelCreative Industries fund NLAmsterdams Fonds voor de KunstPrins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, BankGiro Loterij Fonds