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Triennale Milano
Hortus Ignotus - Aristophanes Hadjicharalambous
Sponsors: Radiant Technologies, Paskalidis Color Lab, Werkraum Ceramics
Acknowledgments: Tommaso Papini, Julia Astreou, Daphne Christoforou,Marina Bliatsiou, Akrivi Anagnostaki
Exhibition

Cyprus Hortus Ignotus. The Unknown Garden

July 15 – December 11 2022
In company with the aphid and the grasshopper But also the spider mite, the tiger moth, the leaf miner, The mole and the hover-fly The praying mantis that devours them all, We shall be sharing leaves, petals, sky, in this incredible garden both they and I transitory. NICOSSIENSES, Niki Marangou, poet.
From Strabo, the Greek geographer who visited Cyprus in the first Century BC, to the Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, a member of the Hapsburg Royal family who visited Cyprus in 1873, recorded travelogues repeatedly refer to the gardens of Nicosia as an identifying element of the city. Firstly used to grow fruit-trees in the Lusignan Era, the gardens would later house a variety of exotic plants and animals under the Venetian Rule and they would also become a mystical domestic space during the Ottoman Rule. Wether they were hidden on the back of houses and buildings, or considered a focal point for daily domestic routine, they have claimed their historical place in the Cypriot capital city as spaces of great privacy but also capable to open up the mind and the senses towards unknown and mystical dimensions.
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Credits
Commissioner: Katerina Koutsogianni (CAA, Cyprus Architects Association)
Co-organizers: Cultural Services of Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth e Cyprus Architects Association
Supported by: Architecture School/University of Cyprus, Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Rome
Curators: Christiana Ioannou, Daphne Kokkini, Spyros Nasainas, Christos Papastergiou
Exhibition Design: Christiana Ioannou, Daphne Kokkini, Spyros Nasainas, Christos Papastergiou
Collaborators: Aristofanis Hadjicharalambous, Panayiota Pieri
Exhibition construction: PH Furnishing Ltd
Sponsors: Radiant Technologies, Paskalidis Color Lab, Werkraum Ceramics
Acknowledgments: Tommaso Papini, Julia Astreou, Daphne Christoforou,Marina Bliatsiou, Akrivi Anagnostaki

Highlights

Hortus Ignotus C - draftworks*architects
Walls/facades. Walking around the walled city - draftworks*architects
Map of Nicosia showing the gardens inside the walled city, based on H.H. Kitchener's Survey of Cyprus 1878-1883 draftworks*architects
Hortus Ignotus A - draftworks*architects

Archives and collection

Mostra sugli Studi delle proporzioni, allestimento dell'architetto Francesco Gnecchi-Ruscone, esposto nella mostra Studi sulle proporzioni
Mostra sugli Studi delle proporzioni, allestimento dell'architetto Francesco Gnecchi-Ruscone, esposto nella mostra Studi sulle proporzioni
Una modella posa all'interno della Mostra di oggetti per la casa (o Mostra Oggetti d'uso), nel Padiglione USA progettato dagli architetti Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti e Ernesto Nathan Rogers
Una modella posa all'interno della Mostra di oggetti per la casa (o Mostra Oggetti d'uso), nel Padiglione USA progettato dagli architetti Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti e Ernesto Nathan Rogers
Lampadario "carciofo" di Poul Henningsen, nella sezione della Danimarca
Lampadario "carciofo" di Poul Henningsen, nella sezione della Danimarca
Sculture piramidali di Lynn Chadwick, nell’allestimento del Grande numero: l’intervento figurativo a grande scala
Sculture piramidali di Lynn Chadwick, nell’allestimento del Grande numero: l’intervento figurativo a grande scala