MARISA MERLIN – 2022
The chair is the symbol of welcome, respect, responsibility. The chair is the extreme metaphor of space-time and presence-absence, a place and emotional moment of human encounter or solitude.
The “WELCOME” installation is intended to be an unexpected meeting point. Nature (branches) and the inhabitants (chairs) through art offer a welcoming space to rest, stay and meet.
The circular shape of the structure is common to the natural world and represents eternity, it is part of many ancient alphabets and is one of the first figures drawn by children.
Marisa Merlin’s artwork tries to convey a sense of landing, a message of solidarity, a reflection on the need to build good relationships both between different people and with the environment.
“Benvenuti” pays homage to the ten-year anniversary of ledro Land Art and the evolutionary phase of this project strongly linked to the community, the territory, the desire and need to network, to create development and opportunities through art, history and culture.
PH: Massimiliano Rosa