With contributions by Joseph Beuys, Anne Geene, Geert Mul, Darcy Neven, Giuseppe Licari and Sanne Vaassen. In Search of Sharawadgi presents the ideas and dreams of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey, showing them how public gardens and landscapes across the world have been transformed. From the High Line in New York, the gardens of Hauser & Wirth in Somerset, the Star Maze in Tytsjerk to the Leisure Lane in Parkstad. Familiarise yourself with Oudolf’s and LOLA's ultimate vision for the future: a global forest against the warming of the earth. It is a dream that can start in anyone’s garden, however big or small.
Photo: Hummelo Fall © Piet Oudolf
Piet Oudolf is Holland’s most well-known garden designer and he has completed such famous projects as the High Line in New York. LOLA Landscape Architects researches and designs new ways of tackling ‘Lost Landscapes’, often post-industrial sites, trying to seek out the human perspective in large-scale projects. In Piet Oudolf they found the perfect companion to put their ideas into practice.
Sharawadgi is the leitmotif for Oudolf and LOLA in their search for landscapes which appear to evolve ‘naturally’ and evoke an overwhelming perception of beauty.
On our journey we are accompanied by the artists Joseph Beuys, Anne Geene, Geert
Mul, Sanne Vaassen, Giuseppe Licari and Darcy Neven. With new and existing work, they present us with an extraordinary perspective on both the discipline of garden design, and major issues such as global warming and the impact of nature on our well-being.
Photo: © Piet Oudolf