Lutz & Guggisberg

il giardino

Il Giardino is a new project conceived and created by Lutz & Guggisberg for the Collezione Maramotti.

Stretching through five rooms, the exhibition presents about forty photographs of various sizes, mounted on panels and incorporating elements of painting, along with several assemblages of found objects that the artists have selected from local warehouses.

Sheds, tools, tables, chairs, brightly colored plastic tubs, crates, rubber tubing: in these photographs, everything seems uprooted and upended by some hurricane that has just swept through.


These images point to the violent disruption of an established order, presenting Nature as an unconquerable force that is infinitely more powerful than human beings or human history.

The microcosms and macrocosms that these two artists compose and bring to life, going about the task like pseudoscientists or alchemists, draw on every branch of human knowledge: from anthropology, to literature, to the visual arts and architecture, by way of natural science.




Andres Lutz (b. 1968 in Wettingen; also an actor) and Anders Guggisberg (b. 1966 in Biel; also a musician) are based in Zurich, where they have worked together as an artistic duo since 1996.





Collezione Maramotti
Via Fratelli Cervi 66
42124 Reggio Emilia
tel. +39 0522 382484





April 22 – December 30 2018

Thursdays and Fridays 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am – 6.30pm

Closed: 1 – 25 August, 1 November




tel. 0522 382484