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Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi

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 MirzaHannah CollinsAdham FaramawyAnnie RattiSimon PopperJae Rhim LeeGraham LittleSeana GavinPerks and Mini, and Mae-ling Lokko.

31 January - 26 April

Free

Details

Start:
31 January
End:
26 April
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/mushrooms-art-design-and-future-fungi

Venue

Terrace Rooms
Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA
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