Cosmos seeds garden project

Workshop_59/Cosmos seeds garden project _2014/19

led by Michele Guido

March 14-15, 2019

Thursday 14, 3 – 5 pm
Friday 15, 10 am – 5 pm

As a preliminary study of an open air project for the exhibition Resistenza / Resilienza, group show curated by Gaia Bindi and Piero Gilardi, which will open at the PAV on 20 June, Michele Guido starts the preparation of a garden for the reproduction of seeds from rare and ancient plant species.
These varieties, which come from the Banca dei Semi del Salento, will be sown in peat pots, placed in a suitable space and followed in the stages of germination and growth to be planted in the milder season.
In a collective dimension, Michele Guido builds the space of the garden starting from the vegetal void present in the natural elements, well defined but missing in small portions of their surface.
The form subtracted from the plant (from insects or other fortuitous agents) will be traced inside the park to make it a garden, a space of fertile soil, whose flowerbeds will contain seeds with high reproductive potentiality.
Only with good weather, the relationship between sky and earth, in the expectation that links macro and microcosm, the garden-vegetable will see its physiognomy realized.

The workshop is held in collaboration with CTC Project, a group of students and teachers of the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin.

The workshop has free access

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Michele Guido (Aradeo, Le – 1976); he lives and works in Milan.

In 1997 he moved to Milan to study atAABB di Brera, he graduated in 2002 and the following year he attended the master in Landscape Design; at the same time as the training period, in 1999 he was selected for a residence / study at the T.A.M. Centre directed by Eliseo Mattiacci. From 2001 to 2006 he resides with the study in the Casa degli Artisti of Milan, where he organizes with Jole de Sanna and Hidetoshi Nagasawa: “Open discussion: the concept of MA”.

“In recent times, her work path has focused on the theme of the garden as a moment that combines the natural element with the mental imprint. Through various means and materials he creates works in which the relationship between architecture, history and the image of nature emerges “. (Laura Cherubini)

Among solo shows: “ceiba garden project _2018”, Palazzo Oneto, Palermo M12 collateral / “play in the garden _145*/2018” Palazzo Borromeo, Milano / Meteorite in Giardino “pulsar__2017”, Fondazione Merz, Torino curated by Maria Centonze / “zona maco garden project _2016” Zona Maco, Centro Banamex, Mexico City / “stellaria solaris garden project _2017” / “operadelocalizzata garden project _2014” Museo Carlo Zauli and MIC Faenza / Gallery Z2O | Sara Zanin Gallery “il tesoro di atreo garden project _2015”, with Hidetoshi Nagasawa, “z2o garden project _2009”, “02.02.13 garden project _2013”.

He receives the Sculpture Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro award and the Rotary club Brera award by Christian Marinotti. He takes part to residency projects: “Made in Filandia”, “Umana Natura” with H. Nagasawa and recently “Grand tour en Italie” in the context of Manifesta12 Collateral.

Among main group shows: / 2018 / M12 “Grand Tour en Italie” 2018, Radice Eterna, Orto Botanico Palermo / 2016 / “Rilevamenti #1” curated by Aldo Iori and Bruno Corà, Museo Camusac, Cassino / “La Forma della città”, Eduardo Secci Gallery, Firenze / “La Torre di Babele”, ex Officine Lucchesi, Prato, curated by Pietro Gaglianò / 2014 / “Biennale del disegno. Krobilos”, FAR, Rimini / 2013 / “senza titolo” Lia Rumma Gallery, Napoli / 2011 / “Botanica”, Fondazione Plart, Napoli / 2009 / “Segnare/Disegnare”, Accademia di San Luca, Roma.