Vegetal Passion is an online exhibition well worth a visit. To do this, you need to navigate to the URL given and take a look. Instead of walking around a room passively, you scroll and shift images and objects creating your own focal points and passageways through it, while at the same time enjoying the observations of the artists’ careful curation. Of the exhibition they write “..Vegetal Passion was designed as a collection display, a tamed, ambiguous, picturesque jungle in which very different types of images, texts and documents are exhibited all together with no special preference.”
Plant Curator was rather taken with it all – the website design, images, text and ideas – it is another unique and experimental way to see and experience plants. The use and place of plants in society and of pot plants in art exhibitions over time is interestingly discussed. It capably throws ideas and thoughts around about “connection with nature becoming extremely loose and abstract”, whilst the aesthetic rendering of plants remains popular and ubiquitous.
Screen shots below give a slice of what the exhibition has to offer, but it is not designed to be viewed as a motionless photographic tableau. To fully appreciate its charm and style you have to visit. Apparently, the exhibition changes from season to season, so further visits might be required at a later date. It ends this Autumn.
Vegetal Passions URL: www.credac.fr/rg5/index.html