Exhibition Trees at the Cartier foundation for contemporary art11 July 2019
The Cartier foundation for contemporary art presents, from July 12 to November 10 2019, the exhibition Trees which echoes the latest scientific research that sheds new light on trees. Organized around several large ensembles of works, the exhibition Trees gives voice to numerous figures who, through their aesthetic or scientific journey, have developed a strong, intimate link with trees, thereby revealing the beauty and biological wealth of these great protagonists of the living world, threatened today with large-scale deforestation.
The exhibition Trees restores the tree to the place from which it had been stripped by anthropocentrism. It brings together the testimonies, both artistic and scientific, of those capable of looking at the vegetal world with wonder and who show us, to quote philosopher Emanuele Coccia: “There is nothing purely human, the vegetal exists in all that is human, and the tree is at the origin of all experience.”
Visuel : Cássio Vasconcellos, A Picturesque Voyage Through Brazil #37, 2015 © Cássio Vasconcellos