Via dei Vascellari, 69, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
The poet and sculptor is known for her installation-based explorations of nature’s power. In her latest, she takes to deconsecrated Roman church-turned-gallery Sant’Andrea de Scaphis to sow a bucolic—and toxic—verdant wonderland. A kaleidoscope of black butterflies create their homes amid a garden of jimsonweed, lantana, bitter nightshade, and stinging nettle, all plants from which poison can be made. The scene, set to otherworldly melodies by cellist Kelsey Lu, takes an absurdist turn when a sleeping animatronic bear wakes to greet viewers with piercing howls.