___The Unknown Mine Zone offers a collection of Amsterdam-based and traveling exhibitions and activities, with the exhibition at Transnatural marking the official opening on October 16th in our new exhibition space in Amsterdam. Through this exhibition, the participating artists and designers are encouraged to involve the public in their experiments to develop and present work.

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.

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.

Besides Transnatural has partnered up with Nieuw Dakota, the EYE Filmmuseum, NDSM and Oerol Festival to present a varied selection of works that engage and educate a wide and diverse public on this pressing theme.

Participants & projects at Transnatural
Xandra van der Eijk & Kirstie van Noort (NL)
Teresa van Dongen (NL) 
Dillon Marsh (ZA) 
Adam W. Brown (US)
Concr3de (NL)
Johan Grimonprez (BE)
Xandra van der Eijk
Onkruidenier & Overtreders W (NL) 

Additional participants at Nieuw Dakota
MAEID (GER) & Concr3de (NL)
Kosuke Araki (JP)
Tamara Orjola (RUS)
Bela Rofe (AU)
Pleun van Dijk (NL) & Fred Erik (BE)
Onkruidenier (NL)

Opening: 16 October 2020
Exhibtion at Transnatural : 17 October – 3 September 2021 (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

Taste the Unknown Mine Zone
Tolhuistuin and Sexyland World

urban expedition and multi-sensory taste experience by De Onkruidenier & Teresa van Dongen
Fri 30 & Sat 31 July from 13.30 – 16.30h
start at Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 3
Get your tickets here.

EYE film museum, artist talk by Johan Grimonprez
Sun 29 August
Open: 19.15 – 21.00h
Address: IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam
Get your tickets here.

Nieuw Dakota: 18 April – 6 June 2021
Thu – Fri from 11.00 – 18.00h
Sat – Sun from 12.00 – 18.00h
Address: Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41b, Amsterdam
Make a reservation for your visit via info@nieuwdakota.com

Visit The Unknown Mine Zone website for more detailed information.

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Supported by:

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