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Rome’s central park turns into open air show of contemporary art

Rome, May 11 (EFE).- Rome’s Villa Borghese park, also known as the city’s ‘green lung,’ will be filled with displays of contemporary art from Tuesday. The open air show “Back to nature” aims to raise awareness about the environment and reflect on man’s relationship with nature.

The artworks showcased include Argentinian Leandro Erlick’s Window & Ladder, where a new perspective on the park is displayed. The piece is a window hanging in space, with a metal ladder leading up to it.

Italian Marzia Milgiosa’s work is an installation of a swing that emits a metallic sound when in use, mimicking the sound of prison bars to encourage the viewer to reflect on life in a cell.

The open air exhibition also includes digital art.

A display by Argentinian artist Tomás Saracen explores the connection between Earth and the universe, and man with the cosmos.

Saracen offers an interactive piece of art where people who find a spider in the park, photograph it and upload to the “Arachnomancy” app gets to view a live concert.

Other displays tackle the migration crisis in Italy and the treatment of plants.

The show will last all summer, until September 19, and include dozens of displays by famed international artists including Loris Cecchini, Giuseppe Gallo, Pietro Ruffo and Marinella Senatore. EFE

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