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Zoom Placemat Set - Azuma Makoto, A Chaotic Garden
Zoom Placemat Set - Azuma Makoto, A Chaotic Garden
Zoom Placemat Set - Azuma Makoto, A Chaotic Garden

Placemat Set - Azuma Makoto, A Chaotic Garden

$59.95
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Description

This placemat set features Azuma Makoto's A Chaotic Garden and has been made in celebration of NGV Triennial 2023.

Specifications

Placemat set of 4
Dimensions: 28cm W x 20.6cm H
Exclusive to NGV design store

About the artwork

Azuma Makoto
Drop time 2023 (detail)
from the A Chaotic Garden project 2023
Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
© Courtesy of the artist

Placemat Set - Azuma Makoto, A Chaotic Garden

$59.95

Azuma Makoto

A Chaotic Garden, by Azuma Makoto, defies the biological lifecycle of flowers and plants, reflecting the existential urge to conserve beauty and resist decay. Held in an ambiguous state somewhere between life and death, Makoto’s Block flowers, 2023, suspend biological specimens in time. Pausing the lifecycle of the flowers at the peak of their visual splendour, this work allows us to appreciate the beauty of each species and contemplate the competing values of immortality and temporality. In contrast to the static resin-cast flowers, Makoto’s Drop time video work presents the lifecycle of flowers in hyper-speed, time lapsed and shown in both forward motion and reverse. Set against a discordant soundscape, the video exposes us again and again to the mesmerising metamorphosis of flowers from bloom to wilt, celebrating each stage of the plants’ genesis and eventual decay.

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