Il Giardino delle Sculture Volanti (the garden of the floating sculptures) collects ten international works inspired by the book Invisible Cities written by Italo Calvino. It is a selection of a wider project, Mirabilia, curated by Antilia Gallery and exhibited in Bitonto, Treviso and Matera.
The exhibition is set in a metaphorical lush garden, inspired by the Persian pairi-dae’- za, which means “fenced place” and is the origin of the term paradise. It contains amenities that only the few can enjoy. The configuration of the paradise garden is regular and geometrical, in contrast with the chaotic world outside. A central water source flows towards the four cardinal directions, dividing the spatial domain into geometric fields and working as a spring that disseminates resources in the surroundings. The invisible cities populate such narrative landscape that is offered to the visitor.
Boano Prišmontas, Diogo Aguiar Studio, Figura, Gaelen Pinnock, gosplan architects, Jaeger Koechlin, Johan Hermijanto, LAGADO architects, Materia Ordinaria, Outpost Office, Roberto Monte
Parete Art Museum, Palazzo Ducale di Parete (CE)
Fabiana Dicuonzo, Giuseppe Resta