Enea: Art in the Tree Museum
Since 2013 The Tree Museum has provided an environment for contemporary sculpture. Pieces by artists such as Jaume Plensa, Jörg Immendorf, Barry Flanagan and Xavier Mascarò are shown amongst the garden landscape designed by Enzo Enea.
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The Tree Museum is the only museum of its kind worldwide and since 2013 has shown contemporary sculpture within the 75,000 square metre park. The Tree Museum was founded in 2010 by Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea and exhibits trees from his person collection. Art works by major international artists such as Jaume Plensa, Cristian Andersen, Jörg Immendorf, Barry Flanagan and Xavier Mascarò are displayed within this unique garden landscape.
Through the long-term project Art in the Tree Museum, the traditional connection between art and nature is enjoying a revival. Thanks to Enzo Enea, a tradition that almost disappeared in the course of the twentieth century is once again a focal point for debate and discussion in the art world. The precise choreography of the relationship between art, landscape, and flora creates a unique and fascinating sense of space and has a positive influence on the microclimate. As Enzo Enea says, “My aim is not decoration, but integration.”
This passion-driven project continually attracts especially distinguished representatives of the international contemporary art scene. Their sculptures engender in a myriad of facets and forms impressive and memorable sensations of space, colour, and shape – the sculptures in the Tree Museum stand erect set in contrast to the pre-Alpine horizon and lend an arresting and striking tone to the precisely curated garden landscape.
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm; sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CHF 15. Groups and students CHF 12. Guided tours for groups on request.
Buechstrasse 12 Rapperswil-Jona, 8645 Switzerland
Xavier Mascarò, Queen, 2014. Courtesy of Enea Tree Museum.
Jörg Immendorff. Courtesy of Enea Tree Museum.