Monday, June 21, 2021

The Royal Gardens of Venice - Echoes of the Forest - Maria Thereza Alves - Jimmie Durham

Echoes of the Forest
Labinac at the Royal Gardens of Venice
 Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham
Adele Re Rebaudengo, president of the Venice Garden Foundation, and curator Chiara Bertola invited artists Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham to show selected works by their design collective Labinac in the greenhouse of the Royal Gardens, The Human Garden, during the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. They were also commissioned to design work tables in keeping with the Foundation's idea that the gardens should also be a meeting place where researchers and artists can develop the vast metaphorical concept of the garden, sowing signs, sounds and words, cultivating and nurturing new visions.

The exhibition is viewable by appointment only - from 3-17th September 
"Architecture must begin with a specific place, considering the nature
of the surroundings.  Every building is created in a garden, whether or not that is recognised."
Maria Thereza Alves
Jimmi Durham, Kai-Morten Vollmer and Maria Thereza Alves 

The exhibition also includes eight one of a kind vases designed by Maria Thereza Alves. The vases were made in different glass workshops through a process of experimentation between the artist and the master glassblowers. Jimmie Durham exhibits a chandelier inspired by trees and the play of light on leaves and on broken glass. 
Maria Thereza Alves - vases for Labinac
"On the occasion of the 17th Architecture Biennale, the Foundation presents Labinac's Echoes of the Forrest, works by Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham, in the greenhouse of the Royal Gardens, The Human Garden. The artists were invited to present their works in recognition of their particular sensitivity
and the attention they dedicate to translating everyday objects and natural materials into sculptures with vivid organic forms. Alves and Durham share many years of artistic experience working to defend culture, nature and human rights."
Adele Re Rebaudengo
President - Venice Gardens Foundation
Jimmie Durham - Labinac - table for Labinac- 2021
 designed for the Royal Gardens of Venice
Chiara Bertola

Maria Thereza Alves - Labinac - Cloudestone - vase for Labinac - 2018

Maria Thereza Alves - Labinac - vases

Laura Scarpa and Lorenzo Cinotti
Maria Thereza Alves - Labinac - Cloudstone - vase for Labinac - 2018
photograph - - courtesy Venice Gardens Foundation
The Royal Gardens of Venice



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