The Garden of Earthly Worries

Apeldoorn, Netherlands


‘The Garden of Earthly Worries’ is a presentation of four abstract sculptures which explore the imbalance of humankind in nature. Each of the approximately three-meter-tall fragments of a globe, represent different chemical compounds that contribute to our changing climate. Conceived as a sculptural and conceptual counterpoint to the ordered beauty of the palace garden; the gardens of the 17th century represent a perceived paradise, man’s perfection of nature. But, due to technology and human intervention, our current planet is rapidly changing.

It is the first time that contemporary art will be on show in the garden of Paleis Het Loo, and will be on display from April 2, 2019 to mid-2021 and is part of Paleis Het Loo, Open but not as usual. (The garden is closed from October to March)  The main building of Paleis Het Loo is closed for renewal and renovation until the middle of 2021.