Anya Gallaccio

Preserve ‘beauty’

1991 - 2003

Anya Gallaccio is an artist known for her work with organic materials such as ice, flowers, fruit and sugar. Her installations often change over time as they melt, decompose and sprout new life. In Preserve ‘beauty’ over 2000 gerberas were squashed between huge panes of glass where they were left to whither and rot. Gallaccio has described gerberas as a ‘disposable commodity’, mass-produced all year round. Her practice challenges romantic ideas of nature and culture, life and death.

Name: Anya Gallacio

Art Name: Anya Gallaccio While Reaching for Alma-Ata

Year: 2004

Medium: set of 5 porcelain apples, glaze