The magic of mushrooms in arts – in pictures

“I noticed so many artists working with fungi,” says curator Francesca Gavin, “I wanted to learn why.” This has led to a new Somerset House show, Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi (30 January to 26 April), a 130-year cultural history featuring artists and designers including Cy Twombly, Carsten Höller, Beatrix Potter, Tom Dixon and Takashi Murakami.

“I want people to leave the show inspired by fungi,” Gavin says, “and with a little more knowledge of their importance to the planet’s survival.”

Source: The Guardian