• Palazzo delle Api 1
  • Adrien Missika
  • Palazzo delle Api 2
  • Palazzo delle Api 3
  • Palazzo delle Api 4

27 maggio 2018

Palazzo delle Api, 2018

Adrien Missika

Curated by Ilaria Bonacossa


Fondazione La Raia – arte cultura territorio is pleased to present Palazzo delle Api, a permanent site-specific work by Adrien Missika that is a response to the activities of the biodynamic agricultural complex and the landscape of the Gavi area.


Developing a line of research that began some years ago during a residency in Mexico, the artist has created a series of bee hotelsfacilities designed to provide shelter for various species of nomadic pollinator insects, made with natural recycled materials to experiment with their adaptability to the animal kingdom.


With the aim of housing as many insect pollinators of different species as possible, Missika has created a sculpture with an overturned pyramid form in Luserna stone, a local grey granite.


Palazzo delle Api will be installed on the shore of the lake that can be seen from the La Raia winery, so becoming part of the landscape.


Adrien Missika (Paris, 1981) lives and works in Berlin. He has had solo shows in many museums, including the Belvedere in Vienna, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva (2009). His work has been featured in various group shows at important institutions, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Metro Pictures, New York; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monte Carlo; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Moscow Biennial of Young Art; Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea; Academia di Francia, Villa Medici, Rome; MAXXI, Rome. 


Opening Sunday 27 May 2018 at 11 a.m.


Free entrance with reservation to segreteria@fondazionelaraia.it
+39 02 4854 8202