1. Thea Djordjadze, “As Sagas sa”, 2012
Djordjadze’s sculpture-in-a-greenhouse at Documenta (13) is almost a plant in a gallery.
Until this limited-edition Pikachu-shaped planter with seeds shows up in a gallery, it’s not part of this trend.
This is one of the smartest Tumblrs around, compiling a list of historic and a few contemporary examples of plants in galleries. Really, it’s amazing to think that MoMA kept plants in their galleries—not as art, but decoration—through the 1980s, and that the museum kept the same plants in their galleries for decades.
It’s astroturf, and it’s not art.