Abraham Cruzvillegas: Empty Lot
Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas has installed a large suspended garden in the turbine hall of the TATE MODERN. It focuses on hope, change and nature within the city.
Named the “Empty lot”, it is made up of 240 triangular raised planters mounted on a scaffolding and filled with 23 tonnes of soil collected from parks and gardens across London.
Even though nothing has been planted, the garden is watered and artificially lit for a period of 6 months.
It questions the unpredictable, expressing the idea of hope and chance as nature makes a comeback creating plants, weeds and flowers from just bare soil. Looking forward to checking it out again next month!