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Kapwani Kiwanga

On growth

Kapwani Kiwanga (b. 1978, Hamilton, Canada) lives and works in Paris, France. On growth (working title) is a stone sculpture of a fern encased in a dichroic glass structure. The work references Wardian cases, the predecessor of the terrarium, which allowed for plants to be transplanted to Europe from overseas and for plants to continue to thrive amid London’s polluted air.

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