After bowing in Paris three years in the past, “Trees,” an exhibition by Fondation Cartier, is making Shanghai its house for the following three months.
Open to the general public July 9 to October 10 on the Power Station of Art, the show explores the residing organisms that make up 99 % of earth’s biomass by way of 200 works from greater than two dozen worldwide figures. Among them, three Chinese artists–Huang Yongping, Zhang Enli, and Hu Liu–with the latter two new additions for the Chinese cease.
Broadly divided throughout three narrative threads – scientific information, aesthetic meditation, and the tragedy of deforestation and fires – Cartier stated, “‘Trees’ draws together the thinking of artists and scientists and thinkers, extending the exploration of ecological issues that have driven the Fondation Cartier’s programming for many years.”
It added: “‘Trees’ seeks to ensure the restitution of their pivotal role in the concert of living beings, which in the west has been taken from them by anthropocentrism and zoocentrism. The exhibition invites us to consider trees–the source of our atmosphere–as true partners in our shared world.”
Running alongside is a collection of public panels on the matters of structure, plant intelligence, biodiversity in China, musical performances and kids’s workshops. Those not in Shanghai can nonetheless take pleasure in among the programming: Six of the artists – Francis Halle, Luiz Zerbini, Afonso Tostes, Fabrice Hyber, Zhang Enli, and Hu Liu – have recorded video portraits to be printed on Cartier’s Bilibili account.