Installation view, Biophilia, Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2021. Photo: Dave Watts

Tour of Eduardo Chillida with Forest + Found

  • Thu 19 August 2021
  • 5 – 6 pm

Local artists Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge will draw out common dialogues between the work of Eduardo Chillida and their own practice, in connection to landscape, nature and place. The walking tour will lead guests through the galleries, Cloister Courtyard and Oudolf Field whilst discussing significant works within the exhibition. This is a free event but must be booked in advance. Please meet at the front desk at 5.00pm. About Forest + Found Forest + Found are a UK based partnership between artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth. Living and working together since 2014, their studio gives them a space for material experimentation and collaboration, as well as a platform to pursue their individual art practices. For the exhibition ‘Biophilia', the artists examine the complex relationship and innate affinity of humankind with the natural world at a time of critical change. Reflecting on how their own psyches continue to be shaped by interactions with plants, trees, and interconnected ecology, both artists draw upon deeply personal narratives formed by their physical encounters with nature. In light of their recent move to rural Somerset, this new body of work contemplates the transitional experience of finding yourself surrounded by the unfamiliar and the ways in which we seek out a sense of belonging through the tactile memory of making. ‘Biophilia’ is on view at Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset 17 Jul – 4 Sep 2021. Explore the exhibition here.

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