The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, July 31, 2014


Dutch Architect Ton Matton Creates a Beautiful and Colourful 'Orchard'
Ton Matton, "The Urban Orchard", 2010. Courtesy: The Artist; aMAZElab, Milan.
MILAN.- As part of the Fuori Salone 2010 (14th-19th April), aMAZElab presents the eighth edition of the GREEN ISLAND event, dedicated to urban green spaces, territory and biodiversity.

The project consists of creating a beautiful and colourful 'orchard' designed by the Dutch Architect Ton Matton, who took part in the 2008 Venice Biennale, to be situated in the main hall of the Garibaldi Railway Station during the week of the Salone del Mobile.

The installation is made up of dozens of fruit trees planted in coloured pots and maintained with a special self-feeding system devised by the Dutch designer. This creates a sort of indoor green area, a little wood, a fully-functioning urban orchard (the fruit may be picked by passengers) as well as metaphorically creating the idea of the Station as an 'agora', a space of sharing, meeting, exchange and cultural 'nourishment'.

The project is part of the poetic idea of the ORTI D'ARTISTA ('ARTISTS' VEGETABLE GARDENS'), a broader circuit linked to the FAO and the themes of Expo 2015 in Milan, together with a network of 30 other Milanese artists and associations, guided by the 'Arte da Mangiare c/o Società Umanitaria Milano' ('Art to Eat c/o the Milan Humanitarian Society) association.

In the ISOLA neighbourhood, a series of handicrafts and creative workshops, dedicated entirely to the theme of recycling and sustainability, will form part of this year's Green Island initiative. There will also be displays of art and design works in the shop windows along the road, not to mention performances, exhibitions, tastings of typical dishes and low food miles specialties.

Workshops will also be held for students on the theme of social design, green areas and urban vegetable gardens under the guidance of theorists and specialists in the field.

Green Island is one of the promoters of the project: FUORI SALONE ISOLA a network of art, creativity and commerce in the ISOLA area.

aMAZElab | Fuori Salone 2010 | GREEN ISLAND Event | Ton Matton |


Today's News

April 12, 2010

"From Process to Print: Graphic Works by Romare Bearden" at the Chicago Cultural Center

Yad Vashem in Jerusalem Showcases Six Decades of Holocaust Survivors' Creativity

"Beyond the Blues: Reflections of African America" Opens in New Orleans

Swarovski Brings Together Stars of the Design World for Milan Furniture Fair 2010

Prospect.1 New Orleans Shows Public Art as a Form of Civic Engagement

Exhibitions Showcase Intricacy, Beauty of Renaissance and Baroque Engravings

New and Recent Contemporary Art from Iraq to Open at Cornerhouse

Alberto Tadiello Presents Kinetic Sculptures at Newman Popiashvili Gallery

Marrakech Art Fair to be Held at Es Saadi Palace in October

"No Soul For Sale - A Festival of Independents" at Tate Modern

Bonnefantenmuseum Exhibits Works by Sidi El Karchi and Bas de Wit

"Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands" at American Folk Art Museum

"Metamorphosis" by Rona Pondick at Nassau County Museum of Art

Dutch Architect Ton Matton Creates a Beautiful and Colourful 'Orchard'

"On Stellar Rays" Presents Two New Videos by NY-Based Artist Alix Pearlstein

One Knight at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Art: Concept 's New Gallery Space Features Exhibition by Los Angeles Based Artist Nathan Hylden

University of the Arts Opens Two New Exhibitions

Mint Museum Receives Grant from The Hearst Foundation

Kickapoo Language Prepared to be Written

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site