The Living Pyramid by Agnes Denes, on view in the SSM Garden until October 30
23 October 2023
Agnes Denes' site-specific work, The Living Pyramid, which has been growing and evolving with the seasons in the SSM garden for a full year, will be on view until Monday, October 30.
In line with the artist's philosophy, the life cycle of The Living Pyramid will continue in the homes, offices, or gardens of the SSM community. Visitors coming to the SSM on Saturday, October 28, are encouraged to collect plants from the pyramid using a container or vessel of their choice.
Originally constructed in 2015 at the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York and subsequently in 2017 at Nordstadtpark in Kassel as part of documenta 14, The Living Pyramid can be thought of as a living sculpture, with a natural life cycle. Sponsored by Sabancı Holding and with communication sponsorship by Çimsa, the work has been on view in the SSM garden since September 13, 2022. It consists of approximately two thousand plants and flowers of around six hundred species, selected from the urban flora of Istanbul and positioned on the pyramid based on the amount of sun and shade falling on each façade.