Corinne Silva: Garden State

Corinne Silva: Garden State
Library Shelf Location 18.SILV
Publication Date 2016

In this publication artist Corinne Silva considers how gardening, like mapping, is a way of allocating territory. Over three years Silva travelled across Israel/Palestine, making photographs of public and private gardens in twenty-two Israeli settlements, which she presents as contributing to the reshaping and renaming of these contested lands.s

The publication also features a taxonomical table of colonising plants by Sabina Knees (Middle Eastern plant botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh), an essay by Professor Val Williams (curator and Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre), and the artist in conversation with Professor Eyal Weizman (architect and Director of Forensic Architecture) reflecting on the work and the political relationship between gardens and colonisation that has existed from the eighteenth century to the present day.

ISBN 9781872771588
Quantity 1
Pages 156 pp, 23 x 21cm
Authors Val Williams, Corinne Silva, Sabina Knees, Eyal Weizman
Format Hardcover
Publisher Cornerhouse Publications
Related Artist Corinne Silva
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords contemporary photography, Documentary photography, Landscape photography, Geopolitics, Gardens, colonialism, Taxonomy

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