Designed specifically for the a.topos gallery, Hortus Conclusus is an artistic intervention intended to dialogue with the gallery space, with the city of Venice and its structure. By Hortus conclusus we mean a green area, usually small in size, surrounded by high walls, in which monks cultivated plants and trees. Green spaces in Venice have always been confined on islands or in small allotments, private or public such as the recent Parco delle Rimembranze in Sant’Elena. The presence of gardens and parks is a rarity: green spaces are often thought as a closed, circumscribed structures.

This project wants to bring a series of trees and plants photographs into the closed accessible gallery space, thus replicating the dynamics of the dialogue between the citizen of Venice and the vegetation. It aims to be a reflection on the structure of the city, on the use of its green areas and a dialogue between the outside and inside of the gallery as an interaction space.

on display at a.topos gallery until end of april