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Es Devlin’s “The Forest for Change” at London Design Biennale The 2021 London Design Biennale art director, renowned artist and stage designer, Es Devlin planted 400 trees in the otherwise empty courtyard at Somerset House for “The Forest for Change” installation. The neoclassical complex was built in accordance with Enlightenment ideals; “principles of simplicity, symmetry, mathematical precision and absolute functionality” that rebuffed the opulent designs …

Es Devlin’s “The Forest for Change” at London Design Biennale

The 2021 London Design Biennale art director, renowned artist and stage designer, Es Devlin planted 400 trees in the otherwise empty courtyard at Somerset House for “The Forest for Change” installation. The neoclassical complex was built in accordance with Enlightenment ideals; “principles of simplicity, symmetry, mathematical precision and absolute functionality” that rebuffed the opulent designs of preceding baroque and rococo eras. In fact, no trees …

Es Devlin at The XI Gallery for Bjarke Ingels’ The Eleventh Building

Three reactionary works from the artist highlight the architect's forthcoming towers

Less than a week after her extraordinary set design landscaped The Weeknd’s performance at Coachella, artist Es Devlin found herself in a New York City gallery. While she was there to unveil three site-specific works. Only it wasn’t an art gallery, it was the gallery for The XI (The Eleventh)—acclaimed architect Bjarke Ingels‘ residential undertaking. The XI Gallery, and Devlin‘s work—known as Series XI—draws inspiration …