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GARDENING

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Flatland Gallery

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07/05/2016 - 18/06/20 16

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Gardening was something I learned in my yo uth when I was unhappy.

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Claude Monet *

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Horticultural movements through time have inspired the world of arts in ancient and in modern civilizations\, in Eastern and Western societies.

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Yet in GARDENING\, the garden as a subject is secon dary or in some cases literally non existing\; what is central is the idea of GARDENING as a way it represents a serious contribution to a good life\, close to Aristotle&rsquo\;s Eudaimonia which implicates living well or hap piness as an active virtuous activity instead of a static goal.

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The GARDENING exhibition at FLATLAND GALLERY follows differe nt paths of &lsquo\; a good life&rsquo\;.

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< span style="font-family: courier new\,courier\; font-size: small\;">The ide a to live well has been supported by Professor David E. Cooper who wrote &l squo\;A Philosophy of Gardens&rsquo\; (Oxford University Press) in which he addresses why gardens are of such great significance to so many people. Co oper insists that it is only through the infusion of human activity in work ing cooperatively with nature to create gardens and then to dwell in them a ppreciatively that gardens reveal their true meaning.

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GARDENING is about a state of rootlessness (enjoying garden parties\, swimming in a garden pool\, indulging in solitary reverie) and working comp ulsively on all the things that need our care to grow\, such as planning\, studying\, evaluating and acting sensibly.

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GARDEN ING is a small curated show that looks broadly and deeply at the combinemen t of the &lsquo\;jungle&rsquo\; and the &lsquo\;lawn&rsquo\;.

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The garden is an epiphany (moment when you feel that you under stand\, or become conscious of something that is very important to you) &nd ash\; (powerful religious experience) of man&rsquo\;s relationship to the m ystery of existence.

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* Claude Monet\, quoted i n René\; Delange\, &lsquo\;Claude M onet&rsquo\;\, L&rsquo\;Illustration\, 4374\, 15 January 1927\, p.59\, in: Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition &lsquo\;Painting the modern garden: Monet to Matisse&rsquo\;. Exhibition organised by the Clevel and Museum of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts\, page 17\, 2015.< /span>

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