Gallery: Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s ...

 
Countries all over the world take strict measures to ensure that non-native species of plants and animals don't disrupt their biodiversity, resident health or economy. But Kris Verdonck is bringing that concern to a whole new level by concentrating all of Belgium's most invasive species in one place. Recently on show at Belgium's contemporary art gallery Z11, Verdock's newest exhibition, EXOTE, featured an enclosed planted garden featuring alien flora and fauna that have grown to become a threat to the country. The exhibit explores an ‘end-of-the-world’ landscape, and a metaphor for a world where man has to protect himself against an environment that he created in vain.

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