2021 edition in Antibes Juan-les-Pins

Plastic Dancer

By Julia Georgi and the Politecnico of Milan.
To compose a Mediterranean Artist's Garden, we revisited Henri Matisse's collage "Dancer" [1937-1938].

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THE GARDEN

To compose a Mediterranean Artist's Garden, we revisited Henri Matisse's collage "Dancer" [1937-1938]. The decoupage shapes were reinterpreted as mutually linked solids or outlines, using distinct materials with their own qualities.

Layouts which refer to certain characteristics of the Mediterranean Sea, fundamental as well as of current concern, emerge among the elements of the garden: beauty, evil, the sacred character of memory, and the threat of forgetting; canes and reeds, bulky plastic, wrecked boats, either of traditional fishermen or refugees lost at sea, cycles of life and destruction are interwoven in a wander through this garden.

Its nucleus, a sacred secret garden, remains to be discovered by the strollers who come in; even though it can only be accessed by children and those who crawl in, the secret nucleus can be noticed from a distance: by the scent of its flowers and/or its multicoloured appearance.

COUNTRY

Italy

THE TEAM

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Julia Georgi - Professor, - Professor, Politecnico di Milano
William Butterworth - Founder and Director of the Design Charity and the Design CIC
Aspassia Kouzoupi - PhD, Dipl. architect, MAS_ETH, landscape architect, Visual Artist
R.M.Cristina Musacchio - Architect, managing Director of RDG Firm in Rome (Italy)
Maria Stella Lux - Master's Degree in Architecture. PhD student at Politecnico di Milano
Anna Alexandrou - Horticulturalist in Minthis Property Management. Masters in Landscape Architecture
Rubén Darío Uriza Escobar - Architect, Masters degree student in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design at Politecnico di Milano
Martina Di Labbio- Civil Engineer, PhD Candidate at Politecnico di Milano

PARTNERS

Metallurgica Ledrense, Dante Brignoli Granulati, Margieriti Piante

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