The JRC French semester puts the spotlight on the works of Gilles Clément, gardener & botanist, through a photo exhibition which will be held at the Giardino of San Gabriele in Ispra from 23th April to 15th May. It will be also highlighted during InFiorita festival (7th-8th May).
A vernissage will take place this Wednesday 27/04 at 5.45 p.m.
Giardino San Gabriele.
There will also be guided tours of the exhibition on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. until May 15 to be specified at the same time.
The ‘Giardini di resistenza’ exhibition in Ispra will present his three key concepts The Garden in Movement, The Planetary Garden and The Third Landscape.
‘If the planet is a garden, we are all gardeners – perhaps not aware of it, yet the choices and lifestyles of each of us have an impact on the biosphere and on our collective, vital space.’
His work is powerful rethinking of our relationship with nature:
“Observe before acting”,
“Work with, not against nature’’
Gilles is known not only for his famous public parks like André Citroën and Quai Branly Museum in Paris, but also for his ground breaking books on how gardens should serve society, the community, wildlife, specially insects and nature.
Gilles Clément’s ‘third landscape’ inspired ‘’the Eiffel Tower roundabout’’ in JRC.
For those interested in pursuing their travel with Gilles Clément you could visit the biennial of architecture and landscape in Versailles (13 May – 13 July 2022) http://www.ecole-paysage.fr/site/ensp_fr/2e-edition-de-la-Biennale-darchitecture-et-de-paysage-.htm
See also the special page on the Third Landscape on this website