Brazilian artist, Nèle Azevedo, will position her ice sculptures throughout the Giardino degli Aranci, renamed for the festival as the Giardino d’Inverno.
Her Minimum Monument project has been presented throughout the world as a critical reading of the idea of monuments in contemporary cities. Hundreds of small ice sculptures, 20cm-tall men and women are positioned on the steps of the Giardino degli Aranci. These temporary ice sculptures will slowly melt to represent the death of individuality and the loss of personality as part of the masses. She will be assisted by members of the public who answered her open call for volunteers.
By Fondazione Romaeuropa
Néle Azevedo is an internationally renowned Brazilian independent artist and researcher. Néle lives in Sao Paolo but her works, made up of sculpture created with different materials, performance and urban activities, have been hosted worldwide (from Paris to Berlin, from Florence to Amsterdam, from Santiago to Lima). Ephemeral and designed to fade away, these “activities” are created from her studies of the history of the cities that host them and examine the political and poetical dimension of art, and how it is a reason for co-habitation and exchange. From these activities, the artist has also created videos, images and drawings.