Biennale de l’Art et de la Nature Urbaine
The biennial (re)connecting.earth (01) - Urban Garden in Geneva brings together 16 international artists whose work deals with ecological issues and, more specifically, with the relationship between humans and nature in urban spaces. They developed instructions that offer viewers, in concrete and metaphorical ways, the possibility of direct interaction with other species: plants, animals or other objects that populate the city space.
Starting at the open-air exhibition space of Wilsdorf in the center of Geneva, the exhibition (re)connecting.earth extends into the urban gardens of Les Vergers in Meyrin and into the art space Andata.Ritorno, where visitors can discover additional works of some of the artists.
Whether in the urban gardens Les Vergers or in the public space in Wilsdorf on large billboards, the artistic instructions are placed in clear view to challenge city dwellers and be executed directly by passers-by. Everyone is invited to photograph their own interpretation of the instructions and to share the images with the artists and the public on the website and on social networks using the hashtag #reconnectingearth.
The instructions are also thematic starting points for workshops, art performances and urban walks with artists and scientists.