february, 2024

thu22febsun28aprZheng Bo Bamboo as Method


Event Details

See Somerset House’s courtyard transform into a bamboo garden with a new commission from a Hong-Kong based artist – Zheng Bo Bamboo as Method.

When: February 22 to April 28

Where: Somerset House

Ticket price: Free

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The installation Zheng Bo Bamboo as Method creates a place for contemplation. It serves as a reminder of the restorative qualities of nature within the urban landscape of Somerset House. Zheng’s commission will be the newest addition to the annual Somerset House Courtyard Commission Series. This features international contemporary artists who exemplify innovative thinking across sustainability and ecology. 

Responding to the neo-classical architecture surrounding the courtyard, Zheng Bo invites visitors to temporarily disconnect from their fast-paced, hyper-connected everyday lives by immersing themselves in the biosphere that surrounds us and by taking up the activity of drawing. Participants will select bamboo leaves from a variety of species chosen by the artist as the subjects of their illustrations. Then, once completed, these are deposited for decomposition to fertilise the garden, completing a loop of creativity and ecology. Zheng Bo’s commission, as with their overall practice, aims to break down the boundaries between humans and nature.

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February 22 (Thursday) - April 28 (Sunday)

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