Landscape as a Cabinet of Curiosities

27. November 2014
If there is no such thing as nature as a whole, perhaps there is landscape as a cabinet of curiosities. Thereby, in the best of cases, this lack of wholeness seems to be a gain rather than a loss. What is required for this kind of reinterpretation is an attentive observer who collects the various phenomena as individual elements, relates them to each other and rearranges them. G√ľnther Vogt is one such collector, and his cabinet of curiosities can reveal both landscapes and his approach to them.