Michael Pinsky is representing the House of St Barnabas with a new edition of Viral Planting where a microscopic image of the ebola virus will emerge from thirty-thousand plastic flowers. This viral depiction, appropriated from the media, has been magnified to the point where its surface breaks down to provide the structure for a bed of plastic flowers where each pixel is replaced by a flower bud. Viral Planting operates in the changing landscape of humankind’s obsession with viral disasters and plagues. The flowers are arranged to reflect each new virus which is prevalent in the media, contributing to a growing floral archive of viruses.
Preview Wednesday 20th of May 6pm – 9pm
Open to the public
Thursday 21st of May 11am – 9pm
Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of May 11am – 7pm
Michael Pinsky in conversation with the curator Katie Heller from 12pm on Friday 22nd of May.
Viral Planting featured on London Live
De-installation of Viral Planting
ICA: Culture Now: Marjetica Potrc in conversation with Stephanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 20 Feb 20151:00 pm | Cinema 1 |
Ljubljana and Berlin-based artist and architect Marjetica Potrč is joined in conversation by Stephanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky, discussing her practice ahead of the opening of a new public artwork made in collaboration with Ooze Architects (Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg). Commissioned by Stephanie Delcroix and Michael Pinsky for King’s Cross, Of Soil and Water: The King’s Cross Pond Club is a natural swimming pond on the Kings Cross site. Its central pool is surrounded by both hard and soft landscaping, including pioneer plants, wild flowers grasses, and bushes so that the environment evolves as the seasons change.
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ
Wed, 13/11/2013 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Linking with issue 128 of Urban Design and bringing together eminent practitioners and artists in the field of public art, this event wil look at the innovative ways in which places can be enlivened and enriched by creative design artistry.
- Introcuction and overview of the recent journal issue from topic editor and UDG patronLindsey Whitelaw
- Michael Pinsky – British artist who explores the issues that shape and influence use of the public realm in the combined roles of artist, urban planner, activist, researcher, and resident.
- Peter Fink – Urban designer, artist and founding partner of FoRM Associates with responsibilty for urban and art focused regeneration projects. Peter has played a leading role in strategic projects focusing on green urbanism, drawing upon an unusual background in Engineering, Philosophy and Visual Arts.
- Jacqui Poncelet – Moving on from early prominence on the international ceramics scene during the 1970s and 80s, Jacqui has since diversified into painting, sculpture and a variety of public art commissions, including ‘Wrapper’ cladding the new building and perimetrer wall next to Edgware Road tube station.
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