FALLEN FRUIT

Fallen Fruit is a contemporary art collective. We make art installations, public art and plant fruit trees in public space for everyone to share.  Fallen Fruit invite you to experience your City as a fruitful place, to collectively re-imagine the function of public participation and urban space, and to explore the meaning of community through creating and sharing new and abundant resources.

FALLEN FRUIT is Artist duo Austin Young and David Allen Burns. fallenfruit.org

Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young), 'Theater of the Sun' at Manifesta 12, Palermo, Sicily.

Fallen Fruit is a contemporary art collective. We make art installations, public art and plant fruit trees in public space for everyone to share.  Fallen Fruit invite you to experience your City as a fruitful place, to collectively re-imagine the function of public participation and urban space, and to explore the meaning of community through creating and sharing new and abundant resources. Fruit Trees! Our Creative Capital project, The ENDLESS ORCHARD  is up and running!  Join us! Donate HERE

BIOGRAPHY:  Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David Burns and Austin Young have continued the collaborative work.  Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include serialized public projects,  site-specific art installations and happenings in various cities around the world. By always working with fruit as a material or media, the catalogue of projects and works reimagine public interactions with the margins of urban space, systems of community and narrative real-time experience.

We believe everyone is a collaborator in making something special – even the stranger or passerby. We believe that “artwork” has a “resonant effect.”  Fruit is a universal gift to humanity and fruit is always political. Fallen Fruit’s visual work includes an ongoing series of art installations, wallpapers, public fruit parks, and video works that explore the social and political implications of our relationship to fruit and world around us. Recent curatorial projects reindex the social and historical complexities of museums and archives by re-installing permanent collections through syntactical relationships of fruit as subject.

“An emerging cohort is challenging what it means to play with the most essential material” –NY Times

“Tasty and Subversive Too” – NY Times

“Intrepid” – Cinqué Hicks, Artforum

“Something we can root for”  – The Huffington Post

“Fallen Fruit Create Opulent Art” – Courrier Journal

“Changing the art world and life in LA” – LA Confidential
“An emerging cohort is challenging what it means to play with the most essential material” –NY Times

AWARDS
2018 Manifesta 12 Biennale – Palermo
2018 Americans for the Arts – Public Art Award
2017 National Endowment for the Arts-Project Award
2017 Curry Stone Design Prize
2016 Good Works Foundation
2015 Creative Heights
2014 Art Matters
2013 Creative Capital Grantee, Emerging Fields
2013 Emerging Fields, Muriel Pollia Foundation Awardee

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2019 Food, V&A Museum, London, England

2018 Theater of the Sun Manifesta 12, Palermo, Italy

2018 EMPIRE, Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana

2017 to present Monument To Sharing, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles, California

2016 to present The Practices of Everyday Life, 21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

2015 PARADISE, Portland Art Museum

2013 Fallen Fruit of Atlanta, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

2010 EATLACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

THE ENDLESS ORCHARD David Allen Burns and Austin Young (Fallen Fruit)
The ENDLESS ORCHARD is a way that anyone anywhere can PLANT, MAP, AND SHARE FRUIT! The Endless Orchard is a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods. Fruit is a transcultural symbol of sharing and Citizens can plant fruit trees in front of their homes, community centers, schools, businesses, on the margins of public and private space and interstitial municipal spaces like parkways , bike paths and alleys.

Screenshot of  endlesslrchard.com

Screenshot of endlesslrchard.com

Theater of the Sun, Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young, at Manifest 12, Palermo, Italy 2018

Theater of the Sun, Fallen Fruit, David Allen Burns and Austin Young, at Manifest 12, Palermo, Italy 2018

Theater of the Sun, by  Fallen Fruit, 2018 at Manifesta 12, Palazzo Butera, Palermo Italy

Theater of the Sun, by Fallen Fruit, 2018 at Manifesta 12, Palazzo Butera, Palermo Italy