For Austrian artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), nature is the only superior creative power on which man depends. We must strive for a peace treaty with nature in order to live in harmony with the laws of nature. The exhibition has a focus on Hundertwasser’s commitment to the environment and shows him in the centre of his environmental campaigns. The original posters were part of a strategy embodied in a variety of activities with the preservation and protection of the natural world as their goal; his lectures and campaigns were intended to raise mankind's awareness of environmental protection.  “We must strive for a peace treaty with nature in order to live in harmony with the laws of nature,”  he claimed.

 

Highly sensitive to the threats to the planet, Hundertwasser fought against the pollution of the environment in all its forms, against the outrage of nature, against exploitation of resources and against the excesses of technology. A particular concern of his was the protection of water. In the 1970s, he began work on the humus toilet, a composting toilet, and on biological wastewater cleaning using plants.

 

Today, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and his ideas about afforestation of the roofs, tree tenants and spontaneous vegetation, his concerns for a more human architecture in harmony with nature as well as his ecological concerns, his utopian vision and faith in the power of art are more important and crucial than ever before.

 

The exhibition was made possible thanks to The Hundertwasser Non-Profit Foundation.

With the support of the Isreal Museum.