The Teaching Tree

Muhannad Shono – Saudi Pavilion – 59th International Art Exhibition

The Saudi Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia presented the artist Muhannad Shono. Shono (has) duly created The Teaching Tree, a large-scale installation covered in dried and painted palm fronds and animated by pneumatics. The ambiguous form pierced through the length of the space and intermittently expanded and contracted as if breathing. This work emerged from the artist’s investigation of the line and its dichotomous potential for both creation and destruction.