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Planta: Notes on Botanical Dissidence

8 May 2015 to 24 May 2015 | Open Thursday to Sunday, 1–6pm

Acme Studios | 44 Copperfield Road, Bow, London, E3 4RR

Students from the Curating Contemporary Art MA present Planta: Notes on Botanical Dissidence at the Acme Project Space, as part of an ongoing partnership between the Royal College of Art and Acme Studios Residency & Awards Programme.

Premised on the investigative model of note-taking, the group show is an exploration into the conceptual potential of plants, often silently present but frequently neglected in the overarching discourses of history. The exhibition includes work by Candice Jacobs, Milou van der Maaden, Isa Melsheimer and Rachel Pimm.

An event on Thursday, May 14: How to breathe and feel with plants? will include a presentation at 6.30pm by Michael Marder, Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, on a book he co-authored with Luce Irigaray. 

The talk will be followed by a discussion with artists Milou van der Maaden and Rachel Pimm. Curated by Inês Geraldes Cardoso, Grace Storey.

Private View: Thursday 7 May, 6–9pm.