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Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title:
  Botanic documentation from Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, New York, May 1-31, 2016
Videography by:
Tal Unreich and Michael Williams
Dimensions:
  63 LED displays, variable
Part of the Collections:

Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, California, Botanic 1.
The Cordish Companies, Baltimore Maryland, Botanic 3.
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, Botanic 3.
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Exhibition History:

r Spa at the Cheval Blanc Hotel, Paris, France, 10 and 11.

  1. Leaving No Stone Unturned, Celebrating Conservation International, curated by Marc Friedland, March 10, 2016, exhibited 1.
  2. Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, New York, May 1-31, 2016, exhibited 1, 3, 4,and 5
  3. Botanic, The Lapis Press, Culver City, California, July 23, 2016. exhibited 1 and the print series.
  4. Passage, ACME. Los Angeles, California, curated by Robert Gunderman and Randy Sommer, August 6 - September 17, 2016. exhibited 2.
  5. Jennifer Steinkamp: Selections from the Botanic Series, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, curated by René Paul Barilleaux, August 30, 2016 - January 8, 2017. exhibited 3.
  6. Frieze, London, United Kingdom, greengrassi, October 6-9, 2016, exhibited 6.
  7. Sculpture in the City, 9th Edition, London, United Kingdom, curated by Stella Ioannou, June 24 - July 31, 2019; September 1 - September 30, 2019; November 1 - November 30, 2019; January 1 - January 31, 2020; March 31, 2020, exhibited 9.
  8. Art of Wishes Gala, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, Royal Horticultural Halls, London, United Kingdom, October 1, 2019, exhibited 9.
  9. A Sense of Place, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, curated by Rene Paul Barilleaux, February 12, 2020 - ?, exhibited 3.
  10. Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contempory Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, curated by René Paul Barilleaux,February 25 - September 19, 2021, exhibited 3.
  11. Jennifer Steinkamp Stefano Arienti and Felix Clercq, greengrassi, London, United Kingdom, April 14 - June 5, 2021, exhibited 10.
  12. Contemporary Art Society, Mount Street, London, curated by Caroline Douglas, June 4 - September 4, 2021, exhibited 10.
  13. 2022 Noor Riyadh Festival, Riyadh Season Boulevard, Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia, curated by Hervé Mikaeloff, November 3 - November 19, 2022.

Description: A botanical garden is a collection of plants labeled with their botanical names typically housed within an educational context. Flowering plants are animated inside a cubic framework that utilizes the outer edges of the video as a container. The flowers are blown by an unseen force, which causes the plants to collide with each other and the edges of the frame. With each collision, they break apart into a collection of seeds, twigs, leaves and petals. The animations loop forward and back, transitioning between breaking apart and coming back together.


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