Aligning the promotion and enjoyment of contemporary art with education, nature and sustainable and local production is an approach that galleries and museums from around the world are gradually taking up, and it is a philosophy that is being put into practice by the prestigious international art gallery Hauser & Wirth, which has outlets in Zurich, New York, London and Hong Kong. Its latest project is located in Spain, specifically on the Isla del Rey island in the Port of Mahon (Menorca). Here, a respectful restoration of historical buildings is united with the goal of bringing them back into use. The project has involved the famous landscape designer Piet Oudolf and the well-known Spanish garden designer Álvaro de la Rosa. De la Rosa was trained at the Academia de San Fernando, but soon turned his attention to plants. He has worked in Madrid, the Costa del Sol and the Balearic Islands.
At this event he will be accompanied by Mireia Massagué, director of Chilllida-Leku in Hernani, San Sebastián (Spain) managed by Hauser & Wirth, and Mikel Chillida grandson of Eduardo Chillida and Developent Manager of Chillida Leku and the conversation will be moderated by Sofía Barroso, a cultural manager who specializes in art and gardens.