Dalla Land Art alla Bioarte
texts by Jean-Max Albert, Louis Bec, Alfio Bonanno, Nicolas Bourriaud, Pier Luigi Capucci, Andrea Caretto & Raffaella Spagna, Gianluca Cosmacini, François Curlet, Marika De Acetis, Claude Faure, Piero Gilardi, Jens Hauser, Roberto Marchesini, Ivana Mulatero, Lorenzo Taiuti, Tea Taramino, Franco Torriani
pages: 396 ca.
format: 16,5 x 24 cm
date of publication: January 2008
images: 32 col.
The PAV, Parco d’Arte Vivente (Park of Living Art), owned by the City of Turin, was conceived in 2002 from an idea of the Park of Living Art Cultural Association, which subsequently developed it together with the Councillorship for the Resources and the Culture Development of Turin. A first section of the PAV is currently open and functional, inspired by the marriage of art and nature. The PAV is located in Turin and the completion of the project is expected by the end of 2007. The leading concept of the PAV is of an "interactive museum in nature". The PAV urban planning is based on the most advanced standards of biocompatible architecture and landscape architecture. The PAV program is inspired by the theoretical assumptions of relational art and thus offers to the public various aesthetical and interactive experiences, which are developed through a complex system of classes, stages and workshops, and thanks to the interactive nature of the PAV itself and its exhibition paths in- and outdoor. The PAV Art Program derives is based on theoretical bases developed through a public and constant debate on all contemporary and international artistic movements dealing with the relationship art-nature: from the Land Art of the 80s and 90s to the Ecological Art and the current Bio Art. The institutional activity of the PAV includes, beyond the gradual development of a path wandering through major permanent artistic installations (currently, a first installation has been realized: Trèfle, by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster), the organization of several seasonal events: monographic exhibitions in the BIOMA building in winter and outdoor reviews in summer. The PAV Creative Research Section involves people of all ages, school groups and associations in stages and artistic expression classes, not only inside the PAV but also in other metropolitan locations. The Park of Living Art is part of the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum System of Turin, managed by the Turin Museums Foundation. The direction of the PAV has been committed by the City of Turin to the Park of Living Art Cultural Association for the first five years of its activity. The architectural project was designed by the landscape architect Gianluca Cosmacini, in collaboration with the bio-architect Alessandro Fassi. The BIOMA building, located at the centre of the Park, is an environmental piece of artwork of the artist Piero Gilardi and the internal spaces were designed by the architect Massimo Venegoni. The Artistic Direction Committee, coordinated by Ivana Mulatero, includes the French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud. The PAV team includes a group of cultural operators engaged in all the institutional activities and especially in the Creative Research Section, coordinated by Tea Taramino.