Exhibition: Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi

This exhibition runs from Fri, 31st Jan 2020 to Sun, 26th Apr 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Fri,
31st Jan 2020  
(11am - 8pm)  <– Today
Sat,
1st Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Sun,
2nd Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
3rd Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
4th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
5th Feb 2020  
(11am - 8pm)
Thu,
6th Feb 2020  
(11am - 8pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Fri, 31st Jan 2020

Cost: Free of Charge


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


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Somerset House,

Strand, London,
WC2R 1LA

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