The exhibition included the work of three artists from the Van Eyck in Maastricht: Jason Hendrik Hansma, Alessandro Bertelle, and Stefan Peters. In their own ways, these artists are fascinated by the idea of the garden and the illusion of ‘uncultivated nature’. Their works accompanied artworks from the former Eijck Collection, which became part of the Bonnefantenmuseum Collection in 2012.
What About a Garden was part of a larger eponymous, interdisciplinary project, consisting of an exhibition at the Kasteel Wijlre estate Coach House, walking routes in the garden by Sanne Vaassen and Stefan Cools, an intervention in the orchid greenhouse of the Hedge House art pavilion by Stefan Cools, a (one-off) literary route through hidden gardens in Maastricht with readings by Anneke Brassinga, Emma Crebolder, and Wiel Kusters, and a series of related educational activities. These different facets examined the significance of the garden for our thinking and agency.