Visual Art | “In the Garden of One World”

NEW YORK CITY |  La MaMa La Galleria is pleased to announce the May to July 2008 debut of IN THE GARDEN OF ONE WORLD, an scenographic visual-art installation conceived by the visual artist/photographer Randy Gener and spatially designed the Romanian-born scenographer Nic Ularu.

In the Garden of One World creates a conceptual space inspired by Ellen Stewart‘s famous dictum that theatre should “speak beyond words.” Using a re-designed gallery space, Gener and Ularu reveal, fictionalize and re-stage the poetic and formal potential of real flowers (marigolds, begonias, roses, irises) and Gener’s photographs through the metaphor of an abstract garden.

On display are 7 intriguingly made-up world gardens consisting of real flowers mixed with 35 photographs of flowers from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Nevis, Panama, Romania, South Korea, Sweden and the United States.

Support for Gener’s travels, which made In the Garden of One World possible, was made by

  • Ernst Aichinger of The Austrian Foreign Ministry,
  • The Consulate General of Sweden in New York,
  • The Ford Foundation through the Institute of International Education,
  • The Foundation of the American Theatre Critics Association,
  • The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York,
  • The Trust for Mutual Understanding,
  • The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, and
  • The U.S. State Department of Washington, D.C.

The show officially opens Sunday, May 18 at La MaMa La Galleria, 6 East 1st Street, New York City, between Bowery and 2nd Avenue (212-505-2476; lamamagalleria@gmail.com; wwww.lamama.org).

 

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