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Botanical Entanglements - an eco-art exhibition at the Berkeley Botanical Gardens

Botanical Entanglements is a site-specific ecological art exhibition that explores embedded histories in plant form. With this work, artist and ecologist Dr. Juniper Harrower is interested in the ethnobotanical histories and localized ecologies of specific plants at the botanical garden and in her Berkeley neighborhood. She asks, how have colonialism and development fractured these human-plant relationships? What are the roles that plants play in constructing our identities and how do we in turn influence their ways of living?

the Botanical Entanglements exhibition runs March 12 - 18th 2022, with a special performance and closing event on March 18th. Held in the Garden’s historic Julia Morgan Hall, the closing event includes an introduction by Dr. Benjamin Blonder, an artist talk by Harrower, and a featured concert performance by South Side Symphony, presenting the world premiere of a cello concerto composed by internationally-recognized composer Marcus Norris. The concerto explores themes of resilience in human communities via inspiration from plants.

Exhibition runs March 12 - 18th 2022

Watch a conversation about this exhibition with art critic Tausif Noor and artist Juniper Harrower:


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