Archives 2nd half of 2013
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The fifth edition of ALL'APERTO, curated by Andrea Zegna and Barbara Casavecchia, opens on October 5 with a live arts event.
Bird songs, serenades to the moon, wolves' howls, the sound of the sea, hand-
From October 5, 2013.
Fondazione Zegna, Via Marconi 23 -
The title, I baci più dolci del vino, quotes a verse from Solomon's Song of Songs. It also evokes a famous post-
The garden comprises several elements. The most visible is a monumental writing on the wall (over 30 metres long), spelling out in concrete the work's title. The most charming is a rose garden with about fifteen varieties of fragrant white flowers. Furthermore, there are ornamental fruit trees; a set of tables designed by the artist; a fragment of a stage and a half-
"I chose a title that would evoke an image, a situation," explains Maloberti—currently participating in the Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. "To me, the idea of a garden stands for happiness, desire for tenderness, a way of being together devoid of rhetoric. This is a work inspired the desires of the inhabitants of Trivero. It occupies a previously neglected area between the public swimming pool and gym, on the terraces of the Centro Zegna, once used as a bocce court as well as for sports, gatherings and dancing—a source of sweet memories, for many people. In time, the garden will become a space open to change, to community life, without any prescriptive direction on my part on the events taking place inside it, like concerts or celebrations."
Marcello Maloberti, I baci più dolci del vino (Kisses Sweeter than Wine), 2013. Permanent installation, 13 x 48 meters. Courtesy ALL'APERTO. Photo: Alessandro Garella.
Besides the associations (Associazione Delfino, Delegazione degli Alpini di Trivero, Comitato Festeggiamenti Pratrivero, Corale Aurora Montis, Società Ginnastica La Marmora), Maloberti involved also the students and teachers of the local elementary schools. In spring, they jointly organized a special promenade in the woods, to plunge into nature's delights.
For the design of the garden, Maloberti collaborated with Marco Nieri, an expert in bioenergetics, in order to create a pleasant environment that features plants with a healthy impact on the human organism.
ALL'APERTO is an initiative of Fondazione Zegna, a non-