Human/Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World: Forest

Yan Wang Preston (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Through a multitude of global perspectives, Human / Nature explores the complex relationship between Earth and its human inhabitants. Photographs, immersive video installations, and sculptures created by 14 international artists push viewers to reflect on how people and the world around them have had a profound impact on shaping one another. Our influence on nature has far-reaching consequences, as we know from our changing climate. Illuminating moments of harmony and recovery while never shying away from humankind’s tendency towards destruction, this show shepherds observers through scenes depicting the impact of urbanization and climate change on worldwide ecosystems.

Several artists’ work honours the picturesque sceneries and beautiful foliage our planet offers, while others explicitly highlight the damage for which people are responsible, and others yet fall somewhere in the middle, posing a question: where, if at all, do humans belong in nature? At once celebratory and contemplative, Human / Nature is a call for thoughtful reflection, evaluation, and appreciation.

Group exhibition featuring Yan Wang Preston's Forest series
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputPrint on paper
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2024
EventHuman / Nature: Encountering Ourselves in the Natural World - New York City, United States
Duration: 9 Feb 202419 May 2024
  • Forest

    Preston, Y. W., May 2018, Berlin: Hatje Cantz. 128 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

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