The exhibition Landscape: the virtual, the actual, the possible? considers visual, perceptual, and conceptual systems that have become increasingly unstable, both physically and metaphorically. Across various regions, situations, and contexts, artists are tracking our changing experience of nature in image making, reproduction, and replication. The voluntary organization of the landscape, the making of natural, intentional, and artificial gardens, and nature’s disruption of the urban built environment—all of these have found their way into our contemporary visual thinking. Through the lens of landscape, the exhibition poses the following questions: What is the mirror effect between landscape and technology, and how does each inform how we understand and experience ourselves and others? The featured artworks touch upon subjects such as nature, landscape, the urban garden, virtual reality, digital technology systems, and their junctures. The show’s title refers to Félix Guattari’s “four ontological functors”: the virtual, the actual, the real, and the possible.
Works by: Lucas Blalock, Elina Brotherus, Marcelo Cidade, Tacita Dean, Charles Gaines, Vidya Gastaldon, Paul Kos, Liang Shuo, Anthony McCall, Alicia McCarthy, Charlotte Moth, Simon Pyle, Hiraki Sawa, Maaike Schoorel, Lois Weinberger, Zhao Renhui, Zhou Tao, Toby Ziegler. New commissions by Chen Xiaoyun, Tsang Kin-Wah, and Zheng Guogu.