Infield by Linda Tegg
26 May - 27 September
Over the summer of 2020, the renowned Melbourne-based artist Linda Tegg shifts the ground at the entrance to the museum from an asphalt car park to a biodiverse meadowland that will accumulate life over the season.
Representing the artist’s first exhibition in the country, this natural meadow comprises over 60 different plant species native to Sweden. Infield explores the relationship between people and nature, but also provides an opportunity to discuss ecosystem services—a term that describes the ways in which the human experience is advantageously altered and enhanced by the natural environment—including shade, stormwater management, and biodiversity.
The plant species that make up the installation have been selected in collaboration with Stockholm University. The project is led by ArkDes ThinkTank
Linda Tegg is an Australian artist who creates immersive installations made up of plants, animals, images and the built environment, all brought into unlikely proximities to generate new points of orientation and relation. Tegg’s speculative work questions the impulses and methods we use to frame the world as resource, and seeks new forms of coexistence. Tegg’s work engages with cultural institutions as well as public space and has been widely exhibited in Australia, the United States, and across Europe. In 2018, alongside Baracco+Wright Architects, Tegg was the co-creative director of Repair, the exhibition of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Tegg holds degrees from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Melbourne, and RMIT University.
Producer: Elisabet Norin