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Venue: Museo Villa dei Cedri Bellinzona

Icone Vegetali: Arte e Botanica nel Secolo XXI | Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona

Curated by Carole Haensler with works by Alan Butler, Eduardo Kac, Suzanne Treister, Thomas Flechtner, Anne-Laure Franchette, Roswitha Gobbo, Uriel Orlow, Lisa Lurati, Gabriela Maria Müller and Ursula Palla.
The exhibition Icone Vegetali aims to establish a dialogue between natural heritage – in particular the plant species of the Museum’s park and, in a wider context, the herbaria, which are traces, memories to be preserved and documented – and contemporary artworks. By considering the different facets of the relationship between art and botany, such as the methodology of classification or the aesthetics of herbarium documentation, we aim to analyse the  cultural and anthropological aspects of the systematization of plant species – past, real, virtual or fictitious – and the impact of this perception on the relationship between man and nature.

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