ARTHUR CORDIER                                                                                   ︎      ︎





Kunst_planten



︎ press - eng version




Plants have an important influence on efficiency.

Studies have shown that employee’s productivity jumps 15% when offices are filled with just a handful of plants. Plants help relieve stress, improve memory and enhance creativity.

Artists like to be productive.
For the duration of the exhibition, office plants were borrowed from creative and advertising agencies across The Netherlands.

By a transfer of efficiency Kunst_planten wonders how to make the exhibition space ironically efficient and commercially welcoming.

Visitors were invited to water the plants.
“     Kunst_planten reveals all kinds of cross-links between the world of art and commerce. How flexible and spontaneous is a creative company actually? And what is a concept? For example, Arthur, who himself was brought up in French, discovered the meaning of "art + plant" in Dutch after Google research, hence the underscore (for which there is hardly a decent Dutch word) between the two words in the title. It also led to new insights into the relationship between the artificial nature of the lending and exhibition project and the idea of an artificial plant as a "fake plant" or the work of art as an object. But Cordier is of course primarily concerned with the process-oriented nature of the project.    ” 
    – Frits Dijk






Solo exhibition,
a proposal for Hgtomi Rosa,
hosted by Alexander Webber,

March 2021
Saturnusstraat 89, 2516 AG Den Haag

    Saturday & Sunday
    13:00 - 16:00



    Mon-Wed
    on appointment

Office plants
borrowed from advertising agencies

The reconstituted smell of apple pie

Blueback Abri poster
118,9 x 175cm

Billboard advertising falls on top of two cars during strong wind weather

single-channel video (iPhone)
3’40 
Loop