THE FUNGUS AMONG US
REDUX Contemporary Art Center, 1056 King Street
Monday – Saturday from 10am-6pm
INSTALLATION: Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 23
ARTIST TALKS: Monday, March 18 & Tuesday, March 19 @ 6PM
Free - All Are Welcome!
Envisioned by DC-based Japanese-Korean immigrant artist Naoko Wowsugi with non-profit Enough Pie, a 10-day mushroom-themed installation (Thursday, March 14th – Saturday, March 23rd) is a collaboration with local artists and collaborators in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula. "In THE FUNGUS AMONG US, we not only learn amazing facts about mushrooms, we also learn about the amazing people in our community," says Wowsugi, who has been working with the concept of food as art and art as food for many years.
Join your community in a mycelium-focused immersive art experience, being created to illustrate the healing powers of mushrooms, their hidden qualities that affect human systems, and how interconnected they are, much like our neighborhoods and communities.
"I believe that we are all connected and I appreciate work that addresses the inter connectivity of people. My work is interactive, experiential; I am drawn to an immersive experience for all." - Mikki Blackman, Fiber Artist.
READ MORE ABOUT the COMMUNITY MAPPING PROJECT, the MYCROCOSMOS, THE POWER OF MUSHROOMS, and SO MUCH MORE HERE.