Stéphanie Nava

Via Farini - Documentation Center for Visual Arts (DOCVA)

Stéphanie Nava’s “Considering a Plot (Dig for Victory)” was a garden of innumerable drawings and various agricultural objects. There were no flowers pictured, only vegetables, since the artist was inspired by the small urban gardens promoted in the 1940s in England by the “Dig for Victory” campaign to combat wartime food shortages. The artist’s imaginary garden invaded the entire room and was delimited by wooden barriers and, in some stretches, by thin cords; within these enclosures, drawings faithfully reproduced many varieties of vegetables. Some of these sheets progressed in a slight curve, creating a sort of wave, evoking planted rows and the movement of the earth tilled to receive seeds. Others were hung on the wall and unrolled to the floor. Four brick structures created an elevation above ground level and were covered with large works on paper bearing figures of plants and agricultural

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