Set in the garden of Parque Terra Nostra, NORDIC MINIATURE reflects upon the historical legacy of the garden, as well as the construction of the exotic within nineteenth-century garden design. The park’s current condition is the result of an expansive approach towards history and geography, where botanical species were meticulously gathered from different parts of the world and arranged in ways that reflect both colonial and evolutionary history. The work takes on the idea of the garden as a museum, where the curation of exotic botanical specimens reflects a distinct world view. Here, the optic is shifted to the Nordic region, whose native species are treated as exotic and fragile specimens for display.
The Public Art Circuit is co-commissioned with KWY.
The project has the support of Bensaude Group
Materials: beech wood, living trees and plants, soil, water, stone, plastic