Monday, 16 June 2008

Darwin Canopy Chosen

Tania Kovats - Tree (2008)A fortnight ago I posted news of Darwin's Canopy, project and exhibition (CLICK). You'll be pleased to learn that the Natural History Museum gave proposals by Turner Prize winners Mark Wallinger and Rachel Whiteread the bum's rush. The commissioned work is Tree by Tania Kovats. This 17-metre-long cross section of a 200-year-old tree will be installed in the ceiling of the mezzanine gallery in time for Darwin's 200th birthday on 12 February 2009. It will be one of the largest specimens in the museum. Great idea, inspired by a diagram in one of Darwin's transmutation notebooks. CLICK to see all 10 proposals.


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