A Fungus Garden

360º tour of Vigilantes (2018)

Iván Navarro (CL)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Live on Ars Electronica Gardens Channel

Immersive footage of Vigilantes, Museo del Hongo’s second exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valdivia. Three species of mushrooms were grown from scratch and displayed in the museum’s underground vaults, with illumination from Navarro’s light sculptures, to create a biomimetic exhibition related to the cultivation of fungus gardens by ants and termites.

Collaborators: Sebastián González, Nicolás Oyarce, Gonzalo Zúñiga, Rodrigo Guerra, Miguel Cárcamo.


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Iván Navarro
New York-based Chilean artist. His work is part of important public and private collections world wide and has been present in numerous international exhibitions. Navarro’s work reflects on recent history, exploring the aesthetic and political dimension of electricity, mainly through sculptures and installations that use industrial materials such as fluorescent lights, neon, and mirrors. In addition to art production, he works as a music producer for the experimental label Hueso Records.