Among the Trees feat Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Enter a forest of art, formed through sculptures, installations, drawings, paintings and photographs.
30.9. – 31.10.2020
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Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1
In meditative works across different media, the artists explore how trees – with lifespans much longer than our own – challenge how we think about time, and consider how intimately entangled they are with human affairs.
They invite us to appreciate their soaring scale, in artworks such as a monumental sculpture cast from a 2,000-year-old olive tree by Ugo Rondinone, a cinematic portrait of a 30-metre-high spruce tree by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, and a vast forest of trees constructed entirely from cardboard by Eva Jospin.
Among the Trees transports us around the world, from Colombian rainforests and remote Japanese islands to olive orchards in Israel and a 9,550-year-old spruce in Sweden.
At a time when the destruction of the world’s forests is accelerating at a record pace, see the natural world through new eyes on a walk through the woods, real and imagined.
Please note: You must book your tickets online in advance.