A magical art installation – straight out of a fairytale!
Delicate, exquisite and highly detailed The Falling Garden was created for the 50th Venice Biennial in 2003 in the Church of San Stae on the Grand Canal. The piece was conceived and executed by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger who create site-specific fantasias and interactive wonderlands which are an adaptation of nature.
The two have collaborated since 1997 and it comes as no surprise that they are among the most successful contemporary Swiss artists. Their work is mesmerizing, extravagant, and full of fantasy, allegory and beauty. The pair often deals with the paradox and contradiction through their work – good and evil, life and death, hope and despair.