Into the Wild
Duration: 10. February - 08. April 2018
Artist: Gina Folly, Linda Jasmin Mayer, Alek O., Stefano Pedrini, Luca Trevisani
Curator: Christiane Rekade
The group show Into the Wild investigates the ideas and the imagination of nature we have nowadays. Following industrialization and the consequent urbanization and work rationalization processes our society has increasingly distanced itself from nature. It is thus not surprising that – starting from the XIX century – a strong interest for cultivated parks, greenhouses, and zoological gardens was born. Also the origin of the most famous botanical promenade in Meran dates back to this period: the promenade was opened in 1929, its name taken from its initiator and founder, Franz Tappeiner (1816-1902), doctor and botanist.