2021 edition in Monaco

D'un rêve à l'autre

By Wu Wai Chung Maggie.
The garden, named D'un rêve à l'autre, is inspired by the surrealist artists like Salvador Dali, René Magritte, and poet André Breton.

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LE JARDIN

The garden, named D'un rêve à l'autre, is inspired by the surrealist artists like Salvador Dali, René Magritte, and poet André Breton. They usually use ordinary objects in an unusual context, giving new meaning to familiar things in order to create poetic imagery and evoke mystery. In the garden, several pink doors would be erected in the beautiful location of Côte d’Azur. Its absurdity with landscape could create a poetic and artistic touch for the festival, opening the doors like from one dream to another.

Dry Mediterranean landscape techniques would be used in response to the location of beautiful Côte d’Azur. Local plants would be used to adapt local climate, thereby minimising water use and maintenance, whilst at the same time celebrating local flora.

For the visitors, they could open and close the doors when they walk through the garden. The interaction with people would be the attraction to the festival, that draw more attention and people to enjoy.

COUNTRY

 China (Hong Kong)

THE TEAM

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Wu Wai Chung is an artist, architect and designer with architecture background, whose works are in different medias and exhibit in Hong Kong, Italy, France, Georgia and Russia. Recently she won the “40 under 40 awards” in Asia Pacific Area hosted by Perspective Magazine, and another winner of China Design 40 under 40 award 2020-2021 awarded by Guangzhou Design Week.

Her award-winning paintings, sculptures and public arts including: “The Energy Flow”, a winning proposal in a competition organised by the Hong Kong Government as part of the City Dress Up campaign and display in EMSD Headquarter; “Double Happiness Point” award winning public artwork in a competition organised by the Hong Kong Government and displayed in Sha Tin Town Hall. Selected architect for the Biennale of Architecture in Venice for Hong Kong Pavilion , 2018

Wai Chung's other projects are as follows: Selected landscape designer in Moscow Flower Jam, Russia, 2019 that won the gold medal; Selected artist in Festival des Jardin in Cote D’azur, France 2019; Invited artist for the upcoming Tbilisi Art Fair in Georgia, 2019; “No More Message”, is an award winning sculpture exhibited in Palazzo Ducale in Lucca Biennale, Italy and received the Outdoor Artist Award 2018; Selected artist to exhibit her garden artwork in Moscow Urban Flower Jam Show 2018, Russia; Recipient of the IAI Best Design Award 2018 organised by Asia Pacific Designer Federation in Shanghai;Selected artist in Ghana land art competition organised by NKA, Ghana, Africa 2017;

Wu Wai Chung is also the founder of SOTI Design Studio, a multi-disciplinary practice that focuses on innovative projects and works on projects internationally.

PARTNERS

Pépinière Sainte Marguerite, Meilland Richardier, Bob House Design

Access to the gardens depends on the sanitary measures in force.