Falling Garden: {Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger}

This beautifully enchanting art installation, wonderfully executed by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger was created for the 50th Venice Biennial in 2003. It oozes so much elegance and fantasy which is truly mesmerising. When I came across this beautiful piece I felt at peace with its beauty. It’s such an extravagant and powerful installation, which I find lovely.

“The Doge (Mocenigo) needed a church so as to be able to have a monumental tomb built for himself, the church (San Staë) needed a saint so as to be able to be built, the saint (San Eustachio) needed a miracle so as to be pronounced a saint, the miracle needed a stag in order to be seen, and we built the garden for the reindeer.The visitors lie on the bed above the doge’s gravestone, and the garden thinks for them.”

{images via: steinerlenzlinger}

Falling Garden

San Staë church on the Canale Grande

50th Biennial of Venice, 2003


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