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‘Invisible’ Art Is Coming To Botanical Gardens Around The World
By Ell Ko, 02 Jul 2021
Image via Jerusalem Botanical Gardens
Global botanical gardens are acting as the site of an international exhibition coming this fall, titled Seeing The Invisible. Opening in September and running for one year, art will be simultaneously displayed across gardens in Australia, Israel, South Africa, the UK, and the USA.
The only thing is, when you’re there on-site, everything will look the same as it was before the show commenced. The work is “invisible,” though not in the same way as these “sculptures” made of nothing.
That is, until you use the dedicated app to view pieces created by Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Sarah Mehoyas, among others. Nestled between greenery, the exhibition aims to dismantle “the binary between what is often considered ‘natural’ versus ‘digital,’” states Tal Michael Haring, the exhibition’s co-curator.
The artworks going on exhibition are a combination of new commissions by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund, and existing contributions from artists’ own projects. Hadas Maor, the exhibition’s second co-curator, has revealed that one of the major themes of the show will be “critical issues around the environment.”
After more than a year spent predominantly indoors because of the pandemic, nature and outdoor spaces have taken on a new and vital role in many people’s lives, and this blending of physical and digital seems to be the perfect representation of that year past.
[via Artnet, cover image via Jerusalem Botanical Gardens]
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