Afonso Tostes

Group show celebrates trees as a source of major aesthetic inspiration for human societies

(Shanghai, China)

Afonso Tostes participates in the group show “Trees” at The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China. Presented for the first time as “Nous les Arbres” at Fondation Cartier in 2019, the itinerating exhibition includes new works and a sensory experience by amplifying the voices of the artists, scientists, and philosophers who have collaborated on the project. Curated by Bruce Albert, Hervé Chandès, Fei Dawei, Isabelle Gaudefroy and Gong Yan.⁣

With more than 200 artworks from over 30 artists from China, Latin America, India, Iran, and Europe, the exhibition celebrates trees as a source of major aesthetic inspiration for human societies. It also echoes the latest scientific discoveries that shed new light on tree intelligence. Through paintings, photography, videos, drawings, and installations, the exhibition brings together the testimonies, both artistic and scientific, of those capable of looking at the vegetal world with wonder. Trees aim to reveal the beauty and biological wealth of these great protagonists of the living world, threatened today with large-scale deforestation.

“Trees” features 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, Santidio Pereira, Jivya Soma Mashe, Jérôme Schlomoff, Franca Stagi, Afonso Tostes, Adriana Varejão, Cássio Vasconcellos, Luiz Zerbini, Zhang Enli.

“Trees”, group show with Afonso Tostes
From July 9th to October 10th, 2021

The Power Station of Art
678 Miaojiang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200011
Tuesday to Sanday, from 11 am to 7 pm


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