Exhibition

Modern Nature

2 May 2019 – 7 Jul 2019

Regular hours

Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free

Drawing Room

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Elephant and Castle

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Modern Nature explores our interaction and fascination with plants in relation to aspects of social change, personal well-being and scientific research.

About

The exhibition brings together drawings never before exhibited in the UK by historical artists Hilma af Klint and Margaret Mee, alongside works by contemporary international artists, including pseudo-botanist Alberto Baraya and explorer, activist and artist Mark Dion, to explore utopian ideas of the redeeming qualities of nature and the contradictory reality that plastic waste and over-farming are damaging the natural world.  

Also included are unique works on paper by Simryn Gill and Christine Ödlund, diary entries by filmmaker, diarist and gardener Derek Jarman, anthropomorphised botanical watercolours by David Thorpe and an exuberant newly commissioned wall drawing by Viktor Timofeev, which together consider the notion of care in relation to man’s interdependency with plant life.

Curated by Katharine Stout (Director, Focal Point Gallery and Associate Director, Drawing Room) with Jacqui McIntosh (Exhibitions Manager, Drawing Room).

Alberto Baraya, Mark Dion, Simryn Gill, Derek Jarman, Hilma af Klint, Margaret Mee, Christine Ödlund, David Thorpe, Viktor Timofeev

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Curators

Jacqui McIntosh

Katharine Stout

Exhibiting artists

Hilma af Klint

Derek Jarman

Alberto Baraya

Mark Dion

Simryn Gill

Christine Ödlund

Viktor Timofeev

Margaret Meehan

David Thorpe

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