(Not) Guaranteed to Germinate
The AMC seeds exhibition brings together a new range of photographic seed packets to take home and sow. Each packet is illustrated with a vegetal image from the Archives of Modern Conflict collection — from the early cyanotypes of British botanist Anna Atkins to the colour tracking shots of English painter Graham Sutherland and images by Czech photographer Josef Sudek. Together, these envelopes tell a small photographic story of the visceral attachment to nature and in particular to plants, trees, flowers and wild grasses.
Works by well-known artists are shown alongside images of anonymous and unknown people. Scientific photographs stand next to images of illustrations; and amateur, documentary and artistic photographs. The diversity of the photographs is in the image of the plant...
curators Luce LEBART, Timothy PRUSS