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Triennale Milano
Photo: DSL Studio © Triennale Milano
Exhibition

Mexico Essay on Oneiric Flora

July 15 – December 11 2022
Daniel Godínez Nivón is a social practice artist whose interest is strongly based on indigenous knowledge. In its project Essay on Oneiric Flora he brings to life plants that do not exist in real life, with the help of scientific and technologic methods. Taking inspiration from midwives in the Triqui indigenous community of San Juan Copala, in the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca, who believe that dreams are a source of teaching and learning, the artist founded a workshop called Oneiric Propaedeutic where people could share their dreams. During the weekly sessions of meditation, drawing and writing of the workshop, he started gathering the partecipants’ dreams and visions about plants, in particular from a group of girls from the Yolia Orphanage in Mexico City. After two years of working with the group, botanists and scientific illustrators joined the process studying this oneiric flora as if it actually existed, creating scientific illustrations, modelling and 3D animation. The project consist of a holographic projection of these imaginated plants, based on an illusionism technique which traces its origin back to the sixteenth century, portraying dreams as an engine of aesthetic and symbolic experience.
Credits
Organizing institutions: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Mexico Ministry of Culture of the Goverment of Mexico National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature Comissioner: Consulate General of Mexico in Milan Artist: Daniel Godínez Nivón General Coordination: Gerardo Cedillo Graphic Identity: Mildred Silva Exhibition Design: Mildred Silva; Marcos Pérez Sponsor: C.R.S. Impianti S.r.l.

Highlights

Sangrantina, Essay on Oneiric Flora, 3D Modeling. 2020
Tejedora, Essay on Oneiric Flora, 3D Modeling. 2020
Reina, Essay on Oneiric Flora, 3D Modeling. 2020
Essay on Oneiric Flora, Scientific Illustration by Marco Antonio Pineda. Mixed media. 2020

Archives and collection

Lampadario "carciofo" di Poul Henningsen, nella sezione della Danimarca
Lampadario "carciofo" di Poul Henningsen, nella sezione della Danimarca
Tre modelle percorrono il Ponte che collega il Palazzo dell'Arte con l'area verde antistante, progetto degli architetti Aldo Rossi e Luca Meda
Tre modelle percorrono il Ponte che collega il Palazzo dell'Arte con l'area verde antistante, progetto degli architetti Aldo Rossi e Luca Meda
Caleidoscopio nella Sezione introduttiva a carattere internazionale, nel Salone d'onore
Caleidoscopio nella Sezione introduttiva a carattere internazionale, nel Salone d'onore
Interno del Tunnel Pneu, progetto di Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’urbino e Paolo Lomazzi
Interno del Tunnel Pneu, progetto di Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’urbino e Paolo Lomazzi