Castello di Ama

Jenny Holzer

Per Ama


[…] "We studied plants from the exotic to the dangerous to what's medicinal, before settling on what looks and smells wonderful," says Holzer of the helichrysum - which, crushed between the fingers, emanates a pungent curry scent. "Too little in the world smells good," she adds. "The scent can announce the garden before it's seen."
It's a visual and olfactory delight; but the poetry, as with all Holzer's work, inevitably comes from language. Holzer selected passages from two poems - Essere Animale per La Grazia by the Italian Poet Patrizia Cavalli, and WS Merwin's The Biology of Art - and had them engraved in two large stones. […]

Maria Shollenbarger

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Daniel Buren
Giulio Paolini
Kendell Geers
Anish Kapoor
Chen Zhen
Carlos Garaicoa
Nedko Solakov
Cristina Iglesias
Louise Bourgeois
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
Pascale Marthine Tayou
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Lee Ufan
Roni Horn
Mirosław Bałka
Jenny Holzer
Giorgio Andreotta Calò