Rooted Beings will examine our symbiotic relationship with plants while recognising them as ancient, complex and sensitive beings that enable life on earth. As the current environmental crisis exposes the vital yet fragile entanglements between human and planetary health, the exhibition will reimagine plants beyond a resource for human consumption and revaluate the significance and agency of vegetal life.
The exhibition will feature items from Wellcome’s botanical collections as well as significant loans from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Artists Patricia Domínguez, Eduardo Navarro, Ingela Ihrman, Gözde Ilkin, Joseca, Sop, and RESOLVE Collective, will present work which slowly decomposes the artificial and pervasive wall between humans and nature that is devastating our ecosystems, our liveliness and our health.
The exhibition and public programme aims to raise awareness of environmental justice, encouraging us all to learn from plant behaviour and reimagine our role as active agents in the shared space of our ecosystem.
This exhibition is a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and La Casa Encendida, Madrid.
Commission partners: Delfina Foundation, De La Warr Pavilion, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.
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