‘Wanwu I’ delves into Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo’s ongoing cultivation of deep kinships with the living beings we humans share our Earth with, plants in particular.
This publication explores the aesthetics, erotics, politics, and eco-sensibilities of plant life, but also the potentials of incorporating the inclusive, collaborative qualities of wanwu — which means “ten thousand things,” “myriad happenings,” and “more than human” — into both everyday life and art institutions.
Includes conversations with Stephanie Rosenthal, Matthias Rillig, Phillip E. Bloom, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, T. J. Demos, and Ye Ying.
Designed by John Morgan studio
Coproduced with Gropius Bau, Berlin
Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Illustrations: 99 colour, 35 b/w
Dimensions: 260mm x 200mm