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The Sublime Forest: Mariele Neudecker & Pontus Kyander

Part of Among the Trees

Artist Mariele Neudecker has filled rooms with life-sized casts of trees, produced full-scale models of tracts of wild woodland, and often includes trees, both alive and dead, in her films.

Her ‘tank works’, which have featured submerged forests based on those depicted in European Romantic painting, appear like three-dimensional micro-worlds, at once natural and artificial, real and fictional.

Mariele Neudecker was born in Düsseldorf, and now lives and works in Bristol. She is currently a Fellow for CERN’s Visiting Artists programme, and has previously exhibited at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Wellcome Collection, the National Maritime Museum and Tate Britain.

Pontus Kyander is a lecturer at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki and was previously Director of Trondheim Kunstmuseum in Trondheim and SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand, both Norway. In 2013, Kyander curated Hinterland, Neudecker’s solo exhibition at the Trondheim Kunstmuseum.

Dates & times

27 Apr 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
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Hayward Gallery
Dan Graham Waterloo Sunset Pavilion


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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