Noga Cohen
I Got Lost in the Botanical Gardens
Site specific installation, video

Made out of more than 1000 flower petals attached to silicon suction cups, this installation explores themes of loss, temporality, and the preservation of nature. Carefully crafted by hand, each piece of flower is glued to a suction cup which is then preserved in a vacuum. This is a reflection on the fragility of the natural world and the impact of human activity on the environment, as well as on global trade and mass production.

The video offers a glance on the process of preparing the installation and handling the flowers along with a reading of a poem written by the artist.
NOGA COHEN is New York based artist and educator. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2021. She is the recipient of the Immigrant Artists Program Fellowship of NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) for 2021-22. In 2018, she received the Gross Foundation Prize, the Adams Prize, and the SBY grant for emerging artists. While earning her MFA, she won the David Berg Foundation Fellowship, the Artis Contemporary Fellowship, and the Brevoort-Eickemeyer Fellowship. Her work has been included in venues such as Amos Eno Gallery (Brooklyn), ChaShaMa (New York), The Border Project Gallery (New York), The Art Lab (Tel Aviv), and more.︎︎︎