5th international
land art meeting and exposition

Keep your mind open to a lot of news, in this 5th edition of Humus Park!
Art and Nature are always superprotagonists. More than 80 artists are invited. And, this year, they have at their disposal 2 weeks and 3 different locations to create their art works using natural materials.

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WHAT’S HUMUS PARK?

It is the most important Italian Land Art event. The Land Art is an artistic form using natural materials. Some of its numbers: 13 days, 3 locations, more than 80 artists from 13 countries all over the words, 8 art schools and academies involved.

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The principle

Nature offers sets and materials to the Italian and International artists. Working in pairs, they choose materials and work them, creating unique art works, originated “in and for” a certain place. The visitors look for those art works, find and enjoy them as long as nature will “take them back”.

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The two artistic directors

Vincenzo Sponga e Gabriele Meneguzzi, have experienced different artistic forms, before studying technical processing with natural materials. In 1986, they opened a workshop where they sell their art works. In 1999, they first approached Land Art, being now among the most important Italian experts. For this event, they choose the artists and coordinate their activities: they are a strong reference point.

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Special Guests appearance

In this edition there will be 4 “super-artists”: the South African Strijdom van der Merwe, the author of “The Brooms” in the first edition; Pedros Campos da Costa, Portuguese architect, curator of the Portuguese pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2014 and Humus Park guest in 2014; Marie Helene Hess Boson, Humus Park veteran and Peter Hesse’s partner; Gyöngy Laky, professor at the University of California, who will work both weeks.

With the technical support of

Places

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Palù di Livenza
Polcenigo – Caneva

» Pile-dwelling site of Palù di Livenza

The pile-dwelling site of Palù di Livenza is in the wetland that extends between the municipalities of Caneva and Polcenigo – in the province of Pordenone – where the mouth of the Livenza river is. Dated between 4,500 and 3,800 B.C., it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

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Castle Park
Torre di Pordenone

» The Park

The park surrounding Torre Castle (= Castello) and the Roman Villa is a unique microcosm where peculiar vegetal and animal species live. Here, the resurgence waters pour out from the ground and go into the Noncello river, on which Pordenone history is based.

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The Seminary Park
Pordenone

» FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

Just in the Seminary Park there was the first Humus Park edition, in 2008. Given in concession by the Diocese to Pordenone municipality, this park is a green “island” between the two branches of the Noncello river, where many birds stop during their migrations.

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Do you want to watch the artists on the job?

Keep an eye on the calendar.

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