Tomas Saraceno, Flying Garden, 2006
Art and architecture of a changing planet is a main theme of an exhibition “Radical Nature” in center Barbican which will take place on July, 15th 2009. Authors of an exposition investigate a thin and deep generality of human activity in the form of the best architecture, art and the nature. Their mutual relations constantly vary, and for the last some decades have changed cardinally, globally.
Within the limits of show works of modern artists, such as Tomas Saraceno, Mark Dion, recognized masters — Joseph Beuys, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro are connected. The brightest works at an exhibition are examples of futuristic architecture from 70, documentary films of director Luke Fowler.
Ant Farm, the private house, construction of 1971-73
Lothar Baumgarten, Tetrahedron, 1968
Agnes Denes, wheat Field — Confrontation, 1982
Two acres of the earth in Battery Park, in center Manhattan, have been sowed by wheat.