The 1,000 ISLANDS group exhibition is on at Hong Kong’s Simon Lee Gallery, opening November 12 and running to December 21.
Organised by Franklin Melendez and featuring artists Dora Budor, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Pierre Huyghe, Josh Kline, Sean Raspet, Pamela Rosenkranz and Lucie Stahl, the exhibition press release offers a quote from Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species (1859), as a starting point:
“How have all those exquisite adaptations of one part of the organization to another part, and to the conditions of life, and of one distinct organic being to another being, been perfected? We see these beautiful co-adaptations most plainly in the woodpecker and mistletoe; and only a little less plainly in the humblest parasite which clings to the hairs of a quadruped or feathers of a bird; . . . in short, we see beautiful adaptations everywhere and in every part of the organic world.”
See the Simon Lee gallery website for details.**