Exhibition: Silva+Sajovic: One Thousand Flowers From A Test Tube

Corinne Silva + Eva Sajovic, as part of In/Visible Cities - London, with Keith Piper, Dubmorphology, Ines Von Bonhorst, Yuri Pirondi and Fatima Bianchi, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. 

13 November to 19 December 2015. Closing party 18th December, 7pm till late, Eating the Bones performance 8pm.                                                                                            

Silva+Sajovic's installation opens with one thousand red geranium plug plants bought from an industrial plant nursery in Holland and a number of geraniums from the Red Jan Line. The installation, which will evolve over the coming months as it moves to different spaces in London provides the context to explore methods for disrupting prevalent human/plant hierarchies. In the Spring the artists will begin to hybridise the Red Jan Line with the nursery plants.


Solo exhibition: Garden State

 Ffotogallery, Wales, 7 March – 2 May 2015
The Mosaic Rooms, London, 14 May – 20 June 2015

Untitled 006 , from  Gardening  the Suburbs . 25cm x 25 cm, C type print. CorinneSilva, 2013

Untitled 006, from Gardening  the Suburbs. 25cm x 25 cm, C type print. CorinneSilva, 2013

In Garden State, artist Corinne Silva uses photographic and sound installations to examine how gardens and planting are fertile terrain for ideological struggle and the colonisation of territory.

From 2010 to 2013, Silva worked on two projects between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Wounded and Gardening the Suburbs examine how the Israeli state uses tactical landscaping to exert control over the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Taking the viewer through national parks and suburban gardens, Silva’s artwork reflects on how gardening can be used to mark out and progressively expand territory, as well as to encourage the Israeli population to spread and settle, to make roots and grass over divergent historical narratives.

The artist’s unique photographic language translates and re-maps the Israeli-Palestinian landscape. Positioned between the material and the imaginative, the work encourages the viewer to construct their own reading of the landscape.

Garden State is co-produced by Ffotogallery, Cardiff, The Mosaic Rooms, London, and UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC), London College of Communication, and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, A.M. Qattan Foundation and University of the Arts London.