This land is not your property

artwork specifications

  • Full Title This land is not your property
  • Date Completed 28 February 2019
  • Dimensions 250(l) x 150(w) x 85(h)cm
  • Medium Mixed media (plaster, vinyl, acrylic, enamel & found objects)
  • Ground Not Applicable
  • Ground Support Not Applicable
  • Framing Not Applicable
  • Authentication Unsigned
  • Authentication date Not dated
  • Series Not applicable
  • Sub-Series Not applicable
  • Copyright Owner Corné Eksteen Artist
  • Publications None
  • Model Not applicable
  • Awards Second Prize - KZNSA Members' Exhibition 2019

availability

  • Availability Unavailable
  • Current Location Durban | South Africa
  • Agent KZNSA
  • Prints Not Available
Full view of Corné Eksteen's Artwork: This land is not your property

artists' statement

This installation piece focusses on our perception that we as human beings are somehow above or excluded from most natural systems that govern the sustainability of life on earth. The idea that we are superior to other life forms on this planet has been instilled on our psyche over millennia, be it through cultural or religious means, the notion that we are the keepers and rulers of this planet has led us down a path of self-destruction and complete detachment from our natural environment.

Our believe that we own the planet is indirectly responsible for the devastating effects we've had on every natural & eco system on the planet. A species set on endless growth is unsustainable.

This piece questions the notion of our superiority or perceived exclusion from natural systems, rooted in our idea of "ownership" by confronting with a part of the human body that not only symbolise our demise, but also houses our intellect and capacity for thought - the skull head. A number of skulls in various levels of decay are piled up in what could resemble a piece of agricultural land that is being worked over with a shovel. It serves as a reminder that we as a species are not excluded from our natural environment and systems. That we in fact are from the earth / land and shall return to it.

exhibtion history

  • Land | Group Exhibition | KZNSA Gallery | Durban, South Africa | March / April 2019
  • Second Prize Winner KZNSA Members' Exhibition 2019
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