Timișoara Architecture Biennial

The city as a common good

September 23 through October 23, 2022

Fallen Fruit’s Monument to Sharing will be a part of the Timisoara Architecture Biennial in Romania.


Beta 2022 focuses on The City as a Common Good, in an attempt to investigate the personal relationship that each of us has with the urban space in which we live and manifest. In this sense, Beta comes with concrete tools that encourage the public to become more active and to claim, along with the responsibility, their right to the city.

The general theme of this year’s edition is approached from different perspectives throughout the biennial – in a wide range of formats, some classic, others informal or experimental, like the main exhibition – Another Breach in the Wall – curated by Daniel Tudor Munteanu și Davide Tommaso Ferrando, which will be dedicated especially to the citizens.

FOOD in New York

Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate
NOW AT The Museum of the City of New York – Includes art by Fallen Fruit!

Now on view

What’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? What we eat is one of the most important decisions we make every day. Food in New York explores the city’s raucous restaurant scene; its ubiquitous street food; current activist efforts to source food locally; and the artists, thinkers, and designers who are imagining new sustainable ways to relate to food. Get a glimpse of the exhibition and hear from MCNY Curator Monxo López and Consulting Curator Fabio Parasecoli on Pix 11. First developed at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and now adapted and updated to look at eating and food systems in the Big Apple, the exhibition is an invitation to feast for a more equitable and exciting future.

In the News
Read more about this exhibition in The New York Times6sqft, and TimeOut New York. The latter also listed the exhibition as one of the best things to do in NYC this weekend. Follow the story and connect with us @MuseumOfCityNY. Add your New York food story to the exhibition with #FoodInNYC.

Exhibition created by the V&A and the Museum of the City of New York. 

Logo for the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Purple V&A Graphic

Fallen Fruit:
Monument to Sharing

Fallen Fruit breaking ground at Nevada Museum of Art

September 1, 2022 – September 1, 2030

The Fallen Fruit Collective, composed of artists David Allen Burns and Austin Young, has been commissioned to create a large-scale public work of art entitled Monument to Sharing. The installation and renovation of the Wilbur D. May Sculpture Plaza are the first of a multi-phased Museum expansion scheduled for completion in early 2025.

Monument to Sharing involves planting approximately twenty-one fruit-bearing trees, a berry patch and a series of edible pollinators that the public is welcome to “harvest,” inviting guests to explore ideas of generosity, agricultural production and the meaning behind “community.”

According to the artists, pieces of “fallen fruit” can connect us in interesting ways: “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.” Both interactive and collaborative, Monument to Sharing is a unique expression of local history—especially the region’s agricultural heritage. The artists encourage guests to gently pick the fruit they need, while leaving enough to share with others.

Fallen Fruit was originally conceived in 2004 by Matias Viegener, Burns and Young. Since 2013, Burns and Young have continued the collaborative work. The collective began creating interactive installations for a project in Los Angeles for which they created maps of what the artists called “public fruit,” or fruit trees that grew over public property. The artists use cartography and geography to create serialized and site-specific works that embrace public participation. These include photographic portraits, experimental documentary videos, public art installation, exhibition projects and a community-contributed magazine specific to the installation. Using fruit — and public spaces — as a method of exploring the familiar, the collective Fallen Fruit encourages all of us to change the way we see the world.

Other public fruit parks include The Endless Orchard, UB Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Weinland Park Berry Patch and South Side Fruit Park, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH; and Monument to Sharing, Los Angeles Historic Park. Los Angeles, CA. Installations include Paradise, Portland Art Museum, Portland. OR; CRAZY, Chiostro Del Bramante, Rome, Italy; Empire, Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA; Teatro del Sole (Theater of the Sun), Manifesta 12 Biennale, Polermo, Sicily, Italy; and Fruits from the Garden and Field, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

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NFT: Love is Blind in Natural History, Fallen Fruit, 2022,

Find our NFT collectionwith Culture Vault, Garden 0f Delight. here: https://opensea.io/collection/garden-of-delight

Love is Blind in Natural History

“Love is Blind in Natural History” by Fallen Fruit, Austin Young and David Burns, 2022, is a collage using an image of a statue “Love is Blind” (Amore Accieca) (c. 1875). Donato Barcaglia, in situ with “Sketchbooks and Drawings,” an asynchronous repeat pattern created with historic drawing from the permanent collection of the NGV made by the early explorers and first settlers of Australia. The original artwork installation “Natural History” was commissioned by NGV Triennial, National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2020. Using the medium of wallpaper, Fallen Fruit creates unique designs inspired by seemingly local flora and fauna. “Natural History” 2020, takes its subject matter from Australia and critically combines introduced species of birds and plants with indigenous ones. This is a detail of an immersive artwork created for the European Galleries at the NGV. **The genesis sale of this NFT It one fruit tree planted in a public space for sharing and mapped on endlessorchard.com in honour of the new owner.

Sound by Andrew Stanley (of Yolanda Be Cool).

Fallen Fruit on The Kelly Clarkson Show!

Artists Create Huge Public Orchard By Mapping Where Fruit Is Available To Pick In LA



Los Angeles-based artists Austin Young and David Burns are on a mission for everyone to have access to fresh and healthy food whenever they want through their project Fallen Fruit. The two artists founded Fallen Fruit after noticing how much unpicked fruit is going to waste on city sidewalks and alleyways. They made a map of all existing fruit trees anyone can pick from in public spaces across LA, and are now doing the same in several other cities. Along with the help of their community, Fallen Fruit has also been able to plant thousands of fruit trees all across Southern California. Watch till the end for a huge surprise!

Fallen Fruit on The Kelly Clarkson Show!

Thank you SPROUTS!

THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW — Episode 1104 — Pictured: (l-r) Austin Young, David Burns, Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal)
THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW — Episode 1104 — Pictured: (l-r)Austin Young and David Burns — (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal)

Love Trap! Trappola d’Amore! Chiostro del Bramante


Trappola d’Amore / Love Trap, David Allen Burns and Austin Young / Fallen Fruit, custom asynchronous repeat pattern created by the artists and printed with archival watercolor on biodegradable cotton fabric installed onto the ceilings and walls and accessorized with complimenting refinished furniture for the historic ‘Sibille room’.

Commissioned by DART for the exhibition ‘CRAZY’, curated by Danilo Eccher, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy, 2022.


Love is many things.

Love is a spectrum.

Love is a condition that is ever-changing.

Love is a truth.

Love is a trap.

Like all of the colors of the world – love is universal, it is hard to describe and yet we all understand it without disagreement. LOVE IS: Like blue. And like red. Green and yellow. And bright orange and deep violet. All at the same time. We assign understanding without thinking about relationships in love and also we determine ideas of beauty and the sublime by using all of the colors of the world as its index. Universally, we agree about these nuanced meanings often without compromise or debate. And yet, there is function to the colors of the world. Functions that are more than about beauty. Beauty is a subjective interpretation that is continually evaluated in all places, in all emotional spaces, and in absolute real-time — simultaneously about every single thing in the entire world. The visual spectrum that represents all things of shape and form also distinguishes the differences of what is banal and what is extraordinary. And above all in exploring the meanings of our world. We all know that there are some conditions about human nature that can not be quite understood in one lifetime. The ideas that ‘love is everlasting’ and that ‘beauty is the truth’. And therefore, it’s complicated.

“Rome is amazing. Cracked our brains open, lit our souls on fire, and broke our hearts on the first day. Without trying. Damn.” That was the social media post that started the project. We walked 80 kilometers in one week. We explored every Cathedral we passed by. We listen to the sounds of the city at all times of day. We smelled the air. We asked questions. We took hundreds of photographs. We looked carefully for the things that repeat and we paid attention to things that stand out. We returned repeatedly to buildings, parks, piazzas, palazzos, historic villas, and small bistros, cafes, and bars. Over and over following the rhythms of the city. We discovered the energy that invisibility connects the public spaces and emulsifies historic ancient prescient symbolic intuitive transcendent meanings of time and space. These transparent songs of the city can be heard at all times of day and night. The follies of life are effervescent and free flowing like the eternal springs from fountains that haven’t stopped for a thousand years.

It would be madness to ignore the beauty around you. The grand beauty. The crazy beauty. The exquisite ecstasy of the moment. That is always present. Everywhere. Right now. Bellezza e Follia.

L’amore è tante cose.

L’amore è uno spettro.

L’amore è una condizione in continua evoluzione.

L’amore è una verità.

L’amore è una trappola.

Come tutti i colori del mondo, l’amore è universale. È difficile descriverlo eppure tutti lo capiamo senza divergenze. L’AMORE È: come il blu. E come il rosso. Il verde e il giallo. E l’arancione brillante e il viola intenso. È tutto, allo stesso tempo. Assegniamo significati senza pensare alle relazioni nell'amore e determiniamo anche idee di bellezza e del sublime usando tutti i colori del mondo come riferimento. Universalmente, concordiamo su queste sfumature di significato, spesso senza compromessi o discussioni. Eppure, tutti questi colori hanno uno scopo; uno che va ben oltre la bellezza. La bellezza è un’interpretazione soggettiva che viene apprezzata continuamente, in tutti i luoghi, in tutti gli spazi emotivi e in tempo reale assoluto, contemporaneamente in ogni singola cosa del mondo. Lo spettro visivo, che rappresenta tutto ciò che ha forma e sostanza, distingue anche le differenze tra ciò che è banale e ciò che è straordinario. E, soprattutto, esplora i significati del nostro mondo. Tutti noi sappiamo che esistono alcune condizioni della natura umana che non possono essere afferrate nella loro interezza, nemmeno nel corso di una vita intera. Idee come “l’amore è eterno”, o “la bellezza è la verità”. E, dunque… è complicato.

Fallen Fruit è una collaborazione artistica formatasi a Los Angeles nel 2004 tra David Burns,
Matias Vegener e Austin Young. Dal 2013 David e Austin continuano la loro carriera artistica
come duo. La loro arte ha come scopo quello di portare all’interno del museo opere inedite e
inaspettate utilizzando un medium altrettanto inconsueto: la carta da parati. Questa viene
personalizzata mediante la creazione di un pattern originale i cui elementi caratteristici
vengono di volta in volta desunti dalla realtà locale. La frutta è un vero e proprio leitmotiv
delle loro opere, sia per il significato storico ed iconografico universale che questa categoria
riveste, sia come metafora di un’identità condivisa. Una parte importante della loro ricerca
artistica, infatti, è connessa a un’idea di condivisione dello spazio e della conoscenza, che
ha portato gli artisti a proteste e alla proposta di utopici spazi condivisi. Nell’ambito della
mostra “Crazy. La follia nell’arte contemporanea” hanno invaso lo spazio relativo alla sala
delle Sibille invitando lo spettatore a entrare e a diventare protagonista di un mondo interiore
variopinto, divertente e folle.


Dart – Chiostro del Bramante
La follia nell’ arte contemporanea
19.02.2022 – 08.01.2023
a Roma un grande progetto creativo ed espositivo a cura di Danilo Eccher

21 artisti di rilievo internazionale, più di 11 installazioni site-specific inedite: per la prima volta le opere d’arte invaderanno gli spazi esterni e interni del Chiostro del Bramante di Roma, perché la follia non può avere limiti.

La percezione del mondo è il primo segnale di instabilità, il primo contatto fra realtà esterna e cervello, fra verità fisica e creatività poetica, fra leggi ottiche e disturbi neurologici.

I 21 artisti chiamati a partecipare sono parte di questa follia.

Carlos Amorales, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, Massimo Bartolini, Gianni Colombo, Petah Coyne, Ian Davenport, Janet Echelman, Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns e Austin Young, Lucio Fontana, Anne Hardy, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfredo Jaar, Alfredo Pirri, Gianni Politi, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala, Yinka Shonibare, Sissi, Max Streicher, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu.

NFT: Public Gathering at the Monument to Sharing

The sale includes a fruit tree planted in public space in honor of the buyer and mapped on the endlessorchard. It also includes a large print of the artwork IRL.

‘Public Gathering at the Monument to Sharing’ David Allen Burns and Austin Young, Fallen Fruit, 2022

“Public Gathering at the Monument to Sharing” is a digital collage made with voices recorded from our Rainbow Fruit Jam project where we ask people ‘What is Utopia?’ and also images of recontextualized anthropomorphic fruit characters originally created by the public for “Fallen Fruit Magazine” – mainly from their participatory project at the V&A Museum in London, and also various cities around the world.

The characters are gathered around the “Monument to Sharing,” the artist’s permanent installation artwork in Los Angeles’ State Historic Park. It is an installation of 32 orange trees meant to be shared with everyone. This image was created in 2021 to celebrate the launch of the Endless Orchard – Fallen Fruit’s collaborative non-contiguous public sharing orchard. Join them in creating the largest edible artwork in the world.

The NFT is available at opeansea and CultureVault.com

Voice recording by Fallen Fruit from their public participatory project, Rainbow Jam, commissioned by University of California, Irvine, USA, 2016. Music by Andrew Stanley (of Yolanda Be Cool).

Fallen Fruit of Victorville

 We planted a bunch of new fruit trees in March, 2022 in Old Town Victorville. Fallen Fruit with support from Old Town Victorville and San Bernardino Arts, #cityofvv!

Check out this video that documents the tree planting and highlights the importance of fruit trees to our community.

Fallen Fruit is featured on “Hope Builders,” highlighting organizations doing good in San Bernardino, for the KVCR PBS station.  This episode is directed by Maria Burton.  Hope Builder  (all 6 pieces with an intro by Christine Lahti) aired in January, 2020.  Features our public fruit park we created with SB Arts Connection  during our project “Fallen Fruit of San Bernardino.

CRAZY – in Rome!

Dart – Chiostro del Bramante

CRAZY: Madness in Contemporary Art

19.02.2022 – 08.01.2023

Love Trap – Trappalo d’Amore, Fallen Fruit, 2022

21 international artists, more than 11 new site-specific installations: for the first time the works of art will invade the interior and exterior spaces of the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, because madness can have no limits.

A perception of the world is the first sign of instability, the first contact between external reality and the brain, between physical truth and poetic creativity, between laws of optics and neurological disorders.

The 21 artists called to participate are part of this madness.

Carlos Amorales, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, Massimo Bartolini, Gianni Colombo, Petah Coyne, Ian Davenport, Janet Echelman, Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns and Austin Young, Lucio Fontana, Anne Hardy, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfredo Jaar, Alfredo Pirri, Gianni Politi, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala, Yinka Shonibare, Sissi, Max Streicher, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu.

Madness, like art, refuses established patterns, escapes from any rigid framework, rebels against constraints, so also does Crazy, the project from Dart – Chiostro del Bramante, curated by Danilo Eccher. No ordinary and predictable path in favor of a creative explosion capable of expanding, like Ian Davenport’s pigment flowing on the stairs, and of modifying the spatial perception, like Gianni Colombo’s environment (1970). A violent shockwave that invades every accessible room, mixing and ensuring strong expressive leaps between the works, from the neon of Alfredo Jaar, also visible from the outside, to the totally immersive colors of Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns and Austin Young. A complex, subjective, oblique narration; an inclusive and participatory atmosphere; a distribution of artworks and isolated and autonomous spaces in all available places, even invading those usually excluded from the museum pathway.

Dart – Chiostro del Bramante

Inside the Renaissance architecture designed by Donato Bramante in 1500: great exhibitions, Italian and international artists, creative projects, as well as a bookstore, a cafeteria, a series of cozy spaces, an extraordinary place in the center of Rome a few steps from Piazza Navona.

Thanks to the female leadership and the passionate and competent management of president Patrizia de Marco and her daughters Laura, Giulia and Natalia de Marco, Dart – Chiostro del Bramante has established itself over the years as a reference point for all those who want to discover modern and contemporary art, with exhibitions of high artistic and cultural value, educational tours for all age groups, workshops and guided tours for all audiences.

Dart – Chiostro del Bramante: the culture of culture.

The exhibition will be accessible in compliance with and according to the regulations for the containment of Covid-19.


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Opening celebration, November 2, 2021, at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

A new, permanent immersive artwork in the chapel of the gardens by Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns and Austin Young.  

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IMAGE CREDIT: Detail from the artwork installation, Los Angelitos de Nuestra Señora del Jardín. Custom made wallcovering, archival watercolor inks printed onto natural fabrics. Dimensions variable. David Allen Burns and Austin Young / Fallen Fruit, 2021.

Los Angelitos de Nuestra Señora del Jardín, 2021

David Allen Burns and Austin Young / Fallen Fruit

Custom made wallcovering, archival watercolor inks printed onto natural fabrics. Dimensions variable.

An immersive installation artwork created by the artists specifically for the chapel at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This unique asynchronous wall coverings source’s materials from hundreds of original photographs taken by the artists in the gardens at different times of year — as well as historic watercolors and lithographs, by Mexican botanist Rafael Montes de Oca and English ornithologist John Gould, respectively. Orchids and hummingbirds dance around the interior spaces intermixed with seasonal favorites from the botanical collection. The extraordinary flora and fauna naturalized by this exotic setting is permanently embellished into the interior spaces of the chapel and contextualized by never ending organically merging colorfields. The natural world turned inside out.

Noche de Los Muertos & Inauguration of Art “Los Angelitos de México” in the Garden Chapel

Event: Tuesday, November 2, Vallarta Botanical Garden at 6 pm.

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens presents a new expositionby artists David Allen Burns and Austin Young of the project Fallen Fruit, “Los Angeleitos De Mexico”

Evento: Martes, 2 de noviembre en el Jardín Botánico de Vallarta a las 6:00 pm


Una instalación artística en la capilla del Jardín Botánico de Vallarta creada por los artistas, en las afueras de Puerto Vallarta, México. Este singular tapiz asincrónico se nutre de cientos de fotografías originales tomadas por los artistas en los jardines en diferentes épocas del año, así como de acuarelas y litografías históricas del pintor mexicano Rafael Montes de Oca y del ornitólogo inglés John Gould, entre otros.


The Vallarta Botanical Garden is a 64-acre botanical garden at 1,300 ft above sea level, near Puerto Vallarta. The garden was founded in 2004 and has been open to the public since 2005.

Carretera Puerto Vallarta, Carr. Costera a Barra de Navidad Km 24, 48425 Jal., Mexico +52 322 223 6182