Tree of the knowledge of good only

« Everywhere and in all seasons, most robust on wild lands, but most prolific in urban cultures, Cetusss deserves the hype he generates, and his thriving exhilarating verve especially where we least expect it. Unpredictable, changing, generous, playful, extraordinary, he is often ranks among the weeds. His “Tree of the knowledge of good only”, either fleeting nor obsolete, will be fruitful if allowed to grow as it pleases. » – Hubert Renard

Botanic piece, an offering to the Microcollection Museum.

Photos©: Elisa Morniroli, Thomas Dimov, Anna Kanai, Elisa Bollazzi, Cetusss

« The idea for the Microcollection Museum came to Elisa Bollazzi, now its Director, on 24 May 1990 when she was visiting the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale and – almost by chance – picked up a few fragments that had accidentally fallen onto the floor from a fantastic work by Anish Kapoor. These “microparticles”, overlooked by everyone else, opened up a whole new world – an illumination! They triggered a completely fresh approach to meandering from gallery to gallery, from one museum to another, around the art circuit in Italy and elsewhere in the world. From now on the search was for new “microacquisitions” that would otherwise be trodden underfoot and chucked out with the rubbish! »

April 2015 – « Petit Swiss », Microcollection – Elisa Bollazzi (I), Hubert Renard (F) – Merkurgarten, Zürich (CH)