PIONEERS OF TREE TREND
The inspiration for trend watching I found in Volkskrant. The artice says that it is a new trend in Venice to expose 'real' nature, but I disagree with that. I know that already in 2013 there were some great examples to be seen including Latvian pavilion by Kriss Salmanis and Kapsars Podvieks and Belgium pavilion by Berlinde de Bruyckere. What we can see this year in Venice I see as a follow up: the total exploration of the subject. This is a shortlist of my findings devided in two groups.
REAL TREES. 2015
...and others like 'A great miracle needs to happen here' 2011 by Siobhan Hapaska at Vita Vitae or 'All the possible futures' by Robert Smithson.
IMAGINARY TREES. 2015
These trees are copies, images or replicas of their real counterparts. You can try to imagine them or look up online.
At exhibition Vita Vitae:
'Bernacre Birch 1' by Julian Perry, 'Life' by Leyle Aliyeva and 'The promised land' by Gordon Cheng.
In the Yorkshire Sculpture Park:
Luciano Giubbilei and Ursula von Rydinsgrard.
At Finish pavilion:
'Hours, years, Aeons.' by IC-98.
At German pavilion:
'The Citizen' by Tobias Zielony and 'The Tree' by Napuli Paul Langa.