Historiska och samtida perspektiv på trädgården (del 3) – Föreläsningskväll med landskapsarkitekt Annalisa Metta och intendent Carl-Johan Olsson


9 november 2023

Välkommen till en föreläsningskväll med Annalisa Metta, italiensk docent i landskapsarkitektur vid Università Roma Tre, och Carl-Johan Olsson, intendent och curator vid Nationalmuseum!

Tid: 18.00. Fri entré.

Språk: engelska.

Evenemanget sker i samarbete med Nationalmuseum och Italienska kulturinstitutet i Stockholm.


Sedan 2021 utforskar Färgfabriken olika aspekter av tema trädgård. Arbetet tar form i utställningar och aktiviteter och har förgreningar i olika projekt och samarbeten med externa partners. Under våren 2023 presenterade Nationalmuseum och Färgfabriken en gemensam föreläsningsserie om trädgården i konsten från både ett historiskt och samtida perspektiv.

Under hösten fortsätter Färgfabriken att arrangera föreläsningar på tema trädgård i samarbete med Nationalmuseum och Italienska Kulturinstitutet i Stockholm.

Om föreläsningarna

Supernatural Gardens
Annalisa Metta 

’Supernatural’ literally indicates something above, outside or beyond nature. Generally, it designates something unusual, strange, inexplicable. It is because commonly we use natural to mean normal: natural is what meets expectations, it is logical, usual, certain. Thus, supernatural is somehow disturbing, just because it is not predictable and does not fit the standard of naturality and normality. Many contemporary gardens are currently rewriting the codes of design as ’supernatural’, in the sense of performative empowerment. They act something like seismographs, which reveal and amplify the agency of other than human forces, making them visible and legible, resorting to often minimal, yet powerful, interventions. 

Annalisa Metta (b. 1977) is an architect and landscape architect and associated professor of landscape architecture at Università Roma Tre, where she teaches theory and design of landscape architecture. She coordinates the Master of Science Laboratory “Through the GRA. Projects for the Ring-City “. As the Italian Fellow in architecture at the American Academy in Rome (2016–2017), she performed the project Southward. When Rome Will Have Gone to Tunis

The Poetry of Land
Carl-Johan Olsson

With Romanticism’s new view of nature, the artistic gaze changed fundamentally. They saw beauty and meaning in things that were previously considered ugly and meaningless. With the idea of ​​the Spirit in nature, the outside world was understood down to its smallest parts as expressions of various kinds of divine perfection. One of the most interesting examples of this is the fascination for the land – for the soil, the plants and for the composition of the terrain. From these elements, 19th-century artists created a visual poetry where nature surprises the viewer as something almost supernatural.

Carl-Johan Olsson is curator of 19th-century paintings at the National Museum. He has curated exhibitions such as Danish Golden Age and Zorn – a Swedish Superstar. Right now he is working on an upcoming exhibition about 19th century Romantic painting.

Bild: Rousseau plockar blommor nära Banc des vieillards, vy från parken i Ermenonville. Alexandre Dunouy (ca 1800). Olja på papper uppfordrat på duk, Nationalmuseum.