Forest: Yan Wang Preston. Part of Look Photo Biennial 2019
Forest looks at the modern practice of moving ancient trees into new places, or planting trees in climates that do not welcome them. In recent years, developers in China have been transplanting old trees into new leisure developments, in an attempt to create a feeling of ready-made authenticity. The trees often die in the process of being moved, or adapt poorly to their new climate.
Amid China’s rapid development and mass construction of megacities, the series captures the contemporary process of attempting to transplant the natural world into urban environments — of trying to cover up the newness of new developments.
The exhibition FOREST paths the way for fantastic summer programme of art outdoors in Wirral – the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture for 2019. It is a collaboration with the Open Eye Gallery and part of Look Photo Biennial.
Look out for more art outdoors with exciting pop up and temporary exhibitions appearing in some surprising locations and settings across the borough.