Via Luca Beltrami 5
Via Luca Beltrami 5
with Nic Burnham
& Matteo Foschi
A multiple Installation
at Jil Sander
by Linda Tegg
‘Adjacent Field’ – an opulent
and ephemeral version of the ‘nearby field’
shows plants, that are not extremely
special, remarkable or of any economic value. But they exist alongside us.
Linda Tegg is an Australian artist who was born in 1979. She is particularly known for her spatial approach to plants. She has exhibited her large-scale works at the Biennale di Architettura, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, and ArkDes, Sweden’s national center for architecture and design in Stockholm, among others. She is represented by Fresh Window gallery in New York.
Nic Burnham’s background is originally in product, furniture and lighting design. He worked for a large London architectural office focusing on the visual planning and coordination of material surfaces and lighting. Nic Burnham then moved to NDYLIGHT in Melbourne where he works as a designer and project coordinator.
Mosses and succulents, blackberries, blue pimpernel, ivy – this is just a small glimpse into the plant selection Australian artist Linda Tegg used for ‘Adjacent Field’, a site specific installation at the Jil Sander headquarters in Milan. Sourced and plucked from abandoned places around and in Milan by the artist herself, the work features different kinds of plants that surround us every day. The project was conceived with Lucie and Luke Meier from JIL SANDER shown inside the Milan headquarters of the fashion house during Milan Design Week 2019. It supports also Jil Sander+, a new series of seasonal collections, desigend for a life outside of the city.
‘Adjacent Field’ – an opulent and ephemeral version of the ‘nearby field’ shows plants, that are not extremely special, remarkable or of any economic value. But they exist alongside us. Every day. Linda Tegg puts those plants in the center of our lives. The living arrangement is supported by a light installation by Nic Burnham.
Most of the plants have been returned to their original habitat after the end of the exhibition. Some will be repurposed to form a permanent modular garden to the Jil Sander offices to bring a touch of outdoors to the spaces – a literal ecosystem as a reminder for the uncared flora of the city and the nature itself.