Internationally acclaimed art-duo Ackroyd & Harvey creates exceptionally unique works ranging from sculpture, photography, architecture, biology, and in today’s case, a little bit of horticulture. Much of the duo’s work examines urban political ecologies by “highlighting the temporal nature of processes of growth and decay in sites of architectural interest” through what is essentially works of art made of grass (more specifically pigment chlorophyll)…actual living works of art. Literally.
Ackroyd & Harvey has traveled across this tiny blue planet showcasing their work, as well as giving many lectures and presentations of their work/process at many established and prestigious institutions, such as the Nobel Laureate Symposium on Creativity (Leadership and Climate Change at London’s Science Museum Planet Under Pressure), Excel Centre (London, UK), Art & Alchemy (Trinity College, Cambridge, UK), WWEE Forum (Smiths College, Oxford, UK), Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK), London School of Economics (UK), the Royal Society (London, UK), Royal Institute of British Architects (London, UK), Tate Britain (London, UK), Royal National Theatre (London, UK), Manchester International Festival (UK), Oxford University (UK), Courtauld Institute (London, UK), Harvard University (USA), San Francisco Institute of Arts (USA), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (USA)…phew…did I leave any out?
Regardless, quite impressive!