Art under the Olive Trees - 1994, Imperia/ Italy


It is the place that matters – the place enables the artists’ inspiration, fantasies become concrete. Also, the place accepts the created work and gives it its special effect.     (Joseph Beuys)

We have chosen nature as the place. An object created around the theme of nature will be returned to nature. Nature in this sense is the landscape, the sandy beaches, the olive gardens, a niche in a house built from natural stones.

Jürgen Hartmann, Harald Schulze

As a starting point the topic Nature offers the unspoiled situation of natural materials and in the centre the elements of fire, water, earth and air. It was only natural that artists chose the Italian coastal region of Liguria as a focus point.


Antje Fels

Text: Michael Kramer, 1994