Freight+Volume is presenting The Secret Life of Plants, a summer group exhibition co-curated by Jennifer Coates and Nick Lawrence. The works in this exhibition explore the relationship between plants, humans, and the psychology behind their interactions.
The Secret Life of Plants was a book published in 1973 that explored plant sentience and the “physical, emotional and spiritual relations between plants and man.” The book begins with the story of a houseplant in the office of a polygraph expert – he hooks the plant up to a lie detector and determines that the plant registers measurable reactions when he intends to harm it. Through years of experiments, he believes he has discovered that plants can read their caretakers’ minds, even from hundreds of miles away.
This was later considered New Age magical thinking, however, plants and animals have a complex symbiotic relationship that extends far beyond [...]
Benjamin Butler Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Jan Merta Sharon Ya'ari
Werner Feiersinger is part of Solo & Sculpture, curated by Miguel Wandschneider (booth C36). With ten artistic statements Miguel Wandschneider presents his selection of the most significant and established representatives in the field of sculpture. The solo shows constitute a counterpoint to the art fair’s bustle and leave space for individual experiences and the concentration on fundamental artistic statements.