THE QUEEN’S BANK IN THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)

THE QUEEN’S BANK IN THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)

The Queen’s Bank in The Hague is a new stage of the artistic project that builds on the experiments and installations carried out by Olivier Darné and the poetic party since 2009, between Paris, Saint-Denis, Rouen, Grenoble, Bordeaux, London and Geneva.

At the invitation of Stroom Den Haag, since June 2012, the city of The Hague has become a full-scale experimental field.

Taking advantage of the paradox of a flourishing urban beekeeping when rural beekeeping is very often ravaged by industrial and intensive agriculture, the proposal consists of a work inhabited by bees installed in the heart of the city of The Hague(plan). This facility became both an urban pollination center and a queen rearing center (within walking distance of the Royal Palace of Queen Beatrix of Holland).

A real “guarantee fund” of the living, this device completes the project of the Honey Bank in the public space. The Queen Bank demonstrates that the value of the pollination service and the multiplication of the living (queens and swarms) is more important than the value of the honey. This installation inaugurates a new founding principle: the “perpetual movement of pollination”.

The Bank of Queens project won the 2012 Coal Art & Environment Award.

More info and pictures

Support / Stroom Den Haag, Fonds 1818, Imkervereniging Den Haag eo, Haags Milieucentrum.

 

 


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