In Front of You I Shine


“I have to allow gestation periods and put paintings to one side to allow surprising outcomes to emerge.” Stewart Geddes

A couple of weeks ago I saw the current Turbine Hall installation at Tate Modern called Empty Lot by Abraham Cruzvillegas . The artwork is incubating soil from 36 London parks in a raised grid of planters and involves watching and waiting to see what will grow. This is a rich, cerebral work forcing us to think about possibility and growth, about optimal environments conducive to fertility, about chance and design. The artist, apparently, hopes that guerrilla gardeners will add to the spectacle by throwing in seeds. What a playful metaphor for creativity. What an ingenious questioning of art.






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