Garden State: Corinne Silva
May 14 - June 23 2015. Opening party 13 May 2015 at 6pm.
A. M. Qattan Foundation, The Mosaic Rooms, 226 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 OSW
"I have travelled across twenty-two Israeli settlements over three years, making photographs of national parks as well as public and private gardens, in order to explore the ways in which gardens and gardening may represent the Israeli state’s ongoing expansionist ambitions in the historic land of Palestine.
My photographs of gardens in these occupied lands are both material and symbolic evidence of this continuing colonization. The practice of gardening and landscaping here, planting and transplanting, seeding and reshaping, accessing and rerouting, is linked to the construction of power, used to reinforce political, social and cultural ideologies."
Garden State is a partnership project between Ffotogallery, Cardiff, the Mosaic Rooms (A. M. Qattan Foundation) PARC and the artist. Support from the London College of Communication is gratefully acknowledged.