Garden exhibition of African art | 56

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On a beautiful south-facing hillside above Bolzano, a long-standing customer, a gallery project with Shona, supports figures from African artists in Zimbabwe.

Location Appiano / Appiano IT
Customer Private citizen
Date Since September 2005
occasion Garden exhibition African Spirits
Key data Chapiteau, Yurts, Shelters, Tarps

Our contribution

Since 2005 we support with our tents a gallery garden with African art from Zimbabwe, a good friend of Zeltwelt had launched. Nestled high up on a southern slope between vines, lies a beautiful art garden. Everywhere large and small sculptures are discovered, beautifully presented in the grass or on pedestals. On two wooden terraces we built a yurt and a chapiteau, with a view into the distance and into the valley. We could not present our tents in a better way!

Round tents and later also yurts were used in the beautiful garden as overnight accommodation for guests from near and far or for several weeks the invited artists were both living and a workshop. The shelters, sails and colorful tarps fit in wonderfully with the garden and provide a shelter on occasions. The inauguration ceremony took place in the year 2006 and became a complete success! The Africa project could be moved on.

For the next few years we accompanied our tents, set or built them up and down. Mostly we combine it with a weekend and spend the night in this wonderful place in our tents.

In the year 2008 we also delivered an 7m yurt with an oven and door, so that winter guests could be welcomed as well. The yurt was fittingly decorated with great taste in the Mongolian style.

In 2010 we set up two yurts and one shelter for an upcoming project. African artists worked in the garden for several weeks this summer and lived in the yurts. The shelter served as a workshop and working space for the artists.


Information about the project

"Everything living has a soul. Listen to things more often than beings. The voice of the fire spreads, listening to the voice of the water and through the wind, the sobbing of the bush, that is the breath of the ancestors. There is the spirit of the river, the spirit of the mountains as well as the spirit of the animals, the waters and the foresaws. The spirit is everywhere ».

Source African Spirits

Link to the PROJECT

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