LondonAmong the Trees
This exhibition brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests.
Untitled (Lacking the Courage of the Bonfire), 2019
Indian ink on found pages
174 x 200 cm
© the artist 2020. Courtesy the artist and Goodman Gallery. Photo: Thys Dullart
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Plastic Tree B, 2010
Wild pear-tree (pyrus piraster), plastic bags, Chinese pot, plants, flowers, soil
© the artist 2020. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana. Photo: Oak Taylor-Smith
Albero Porta - Cedro/Door Tree - Cedar, 2012
316 x 105 x 105 cm
© Archivio Penone 2020. Courtesy the artist, Gagosian, Rome and Marian Goodman Gallery, London
Jomon Sugi, Japanese Cedar #0704-002 (2,180–7,000 years old); Yakushima, Japan, 2004
111.8 x 137.2 cm
© the artist 2020. Courtesy the artist
And Then the World Changed Colour: Breathing Yellow, 2019
Mixed media including water, acrylic, salt, fibreglass, spotlight
64 x 57 x 165 cm
© Mariele Neudecker 2020. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Courtesy Pedro Cera and the artist. Photo: Benjamin Jones
Blind Eye, 1, 2018
© the artist 2020. Courtesy greengrassi, London, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photo by Jennifer Steinkamp
Beginning with pioneering works from the late 1960s – a decade that saw the emergence of the modern environmental movement – Among the Trees surveys a remarkably expansive artistic terrain, including sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography.
Drawing on the beauty and visually arresting character of trees – including their complex spatial and architectural forms – the works in this exhibition invites us to consider trees as symbols and living organisms that have helped to shape human civilisation.
By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, Among the Trees celebrates the tree’s enduring resonance as a source of inspiration for some of the most compelling contemporary artists of our time.
Robert Adams, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Yto Barrada, Johanna Calle, Gillian Carnegie, Tacita Dean, Peter Doig, Jimmie Durham, Kirsten Everberg, Anya Gallaccio, Simryn Gill, Rodney Graham, Shi Guowei, Hugh Hayden, Eva Jospin, Kazuo Kadonaga, William Kentridge, Toba Khedoori, Luisa Lambri, Myoung Ho Lee, Zoe Leonard, Robert Longo, Sally Mann, Steve McQueen, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Mariele Neudecker, Virginia Overton, Roxy Paine, Giuseppe Penone, Abel Rodríguez, Ugo Rondinone, George Shaw, Robert Smithson, Jennifer Steinkamp, Thomas Struth, Rachel Sussman, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Jeff Wall.
Shi Guowei, Pine, 2016. Painting on photograph 142 x 190.3 cm © Mr. Xi Tao 2020. Courtesy the artist and Magician Space, Beijing