Liu Bolin – Visible/invisible

 

 

Mudec museum in Milan hosts the second photographic exhibition since its opening and has entrusted Liu Bolin with the task of recounting his art in person, with a performance, one month before the opening of the exhibition, expressly created for the MUDEC which has, as a background, the iconic pieces of its permanent collection, and especially with a exhibition “Visible Invisible”.

Emblematic places, social issues, known and secret cultural identities: Liu Bolin endorses the poetics of hiding to become thing among things, to show that all the places, all the objects, even the smallest ones, have a soul that characterizes them and in which one can blend, vanish, identify himself into the Whole: a philosophy born in the East, but which has conquered the entire world, especially the Western one. Continue reading

Botanical Garden: Athens’ Overlooked Treasure

More than 500 species of plants and trees can be found in the Botanical Garden

Τι θα λέγατε για μια κοντινή, μα πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα εξόρμηση από το πολύβουο κέντρο της Αθήνας, που θα σας φέρει πιο κοντά στην ομορφιά της φύσης; Σας μιλάμε για το Βοτανικό Κήπο Ιουλίας και Αλεξάνδρου Ν. Διομήδους ή αλλιώς το Διομήδειο Βοτανικό Κήπο, τον μεγαλύτερο βοτανικό κήπο της Νοτιοανατολικής Μεσογείου, με απίστευτη οργάνωση και εντυπωσιακή βλάστηση από φυτά και δέντρα, που σπάνια συναντά κανείς στην Ελλάδα.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet the Athens Botanical Garden is the place to find it, even on Sundays, when children romp around its grounds.

The garden’s administrator, Athens University forestry professor Stelios Soulios, says that 30,000 students visit the Botanical Garden each year, with hundreds of neighbors making use of its grounds for a simple stroll on weekdays and weekends.

The world’ s first botanical garden was created in Athens in the 4th century BC by Aristotle’s student, Theophrastos, considered to be the founding father of botany.

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