Zakłady na Życie (Plant-Life), 2010

is an installation by artist James Beckett which is build up through translations and re-workings of found material from Polish factories. Plant-Life is an evocation of the developments and occasional demise of Polish industry. The show is a component of a larger environment, a stage-design for a performance piece also named Zakłady na Życie (Plant-Life). The installation, experienced as a small museum, a labyrinth measuring 5 x 5 x 4,5 meter, was shown at the gallery in the spring of 2010 and moved later that summer to Liste, Basel. The work is now in the collection of the Centre Pompidou through a donation by Thea Westreich-Wagner and Ethan Wagner.

JAMES BECKETT Zakłady na Życie (Plant-Life)

Zakłady na Życie (Plant-Life), 2010

For full documentation and images of Zakłady na Życie (Plant-Life) click here.

#03 Zakłady na Życie (Plant-Life) is the third issue of a series of publications issued by Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam.

Click here to download the pdf of the poster #3 Zakłady na Życie (Plant-Life), with a text by Will Holder On the labelling of exhibits. Click here to download the booklet accompanying the poster.


With Pick of the Week we present weekly works from the gallery program, starting from the first show in 2008 till now.

Previous works in Pick of the Week:

#1  Matts Leiderstam, View (Westpoint), 2003 – collection Museum Voorlinden (release 27-3-20 click here for full text)

#2  James Beckett, Sack One and Two, 2008 – collection AGI Verona (click here for full text)

#3 Not Created By A Human Hand click here.