Exhibition in Shanghai

Trees

From to

About the exhibition

This summer, the Power Station of Art and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will present the exhibition Trees. With more than 200 ith wonder. Trees aims to reveale the beauty and biological wealth of these great protagonists of the living world, threatened today with large-scale deforestation.

In 2019, Trees was first exhibited at the Fondation Cartier in Paris with the initial name Nous les Arbres and met with resounding success. Organized in cooperation with the anthropologist Bruce Albert, the exhibition brought together a community of artists, botanists, and scientists such as Francis Hallé, Stefano Mancuso, Luiz Zerbini, and Fabrice Hyber, who, through their aesthetic or scientific careers, have established a strong and intimate bond with trees.

Two years later, the Fondation Cartier and the Power Station of Art have created an extended version of the exhibition that goes beyond the exploration carried out in Paris. Not only has the exhibition been enriched with works by the Chinese artists Huang Yongping, Hu Liu, and Zhang Enli, but the Italian architect Stefano Boeri and his Shanghai-based studio have created a special installation that enables guests to explore Liuzhou Forest City, a next-generation urban architecture model that contains over 40,000 trees. Trees also brings visitors on an audiovisual journey, enhancing the sensory experience and amplifying the voices of the artists, scientists and philosophers who have collaborated on this project. To accompany the exhibition, PSA and Fondation Cartier will organize a number of special events including screenings, conferences and performances.

Curatorial team: Hervé Chandès, Gong Yan, Bruce Albert, Fei Dawei and Isabelle Gaudefroy.

Artists : Bruce Albert, Grga Basic, Stefano Boeri, Jake Bryant, Johanna Calle, Alex Cerveny, Ehuana Yaira, John Gerrard, Francis Hallé, Hu Liu, Huang Yong Ping, Fabrice Hyber, Luc Jacquet, Joseca, Kalepi Sanöma, Mahmoud Khan, Cesare Leonardi, François-Michel Le Tourneau, Stefano Mancuso, Sebastián Mejía, Santídio Pereira, Jivya Soma Mashe, Jérôme Schlomoff, Franca Stagi, Afonso Tostes, Adriana Varejão, Cássio Vasconcellos, Luiz Zerbini and Zhang Enli.

Trailer - Trees
00:49

Trailer - Trees

Image gallery

Picture

© Orange Image Studio.

Exhibition view
Picture

© Orange Image Studio.

Exhibition view
Picture

© Courtesy PSA.

Picture

Zhang Enli © Orange Image Studio.

Picture

Fabrice Hyber © Orange Image Studio.

Picture

Huang Yong Ping © Orange Image Studio.

Exhibition view
Picture

© Orange Image Studio.

Picture

Hu Liu © Courtesy PSA.

Exhibition view
Picture

© Orange Image Studio.

Picture

Stefano Boeri © Courtesy PSA.

Picture

Afonso Tostes © Orange Image Studio.

Virtual tour