Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi




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A new exhibition celebrating the remarkable mushroom, and all the progressive, poetic and psychedelic wonder it evokes.

Bringing together the work of over 40 leading artists, designers and musicians, Mushrooms looks at fungi’s colourful cultural legacy, as well as the promise it offers to reimagine our relationship with the planet.

Highlights in this new exhibition from writer and curator Francesca Gavin include seminal American artist Cy Twombly’s collage portfolio paralleling natural world and human history, watercolours from renowned author Beatrix Potter, composer John Cage’s limited edition Mushroom Book of recipes, observations and illustrations, and inspiring works from emerging contemporary artists.

Plus, explore ground-breaking experiments in design, textiles and architecture that utilise mushrooms in exciting new ways – from upcycled agro-waste to sustainable shoes made with mycelium.

Contributing artists include Takashi Murakami, Haroon Mirza, Hannah Collins, Adham Faramawy, Annie Ratti, Simon Popper, Jae Rhim Lee, Graham Little, Seana Gavin, Perks and Mini, and Mae-ling Lokko.

Duration 30 January 2020 - 26 April 2020
Times Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00 Wed - Fri 11.00-20.00
Cost Free
Venue Somerset House
Address The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Contact / info@somersethouse.org.uk / www.somersethouse.org.uk

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