For his new “Public Room” exhibition, artist Giuseppe Licari transformed the Hommes Gallery in Rotterdam into an indoor park – complete with a large grassy lawn, small trees, and even birds. The installation inverts the common understanding of indoors as private and outdoors as public. People are invited to enter and engage in activities that would normally take place in an outdoor public park. Visitors can lie in the grass, read a book, enjoy an espresso or chill with friends. During the installation, the Hommes Gallery will host a weekly program of events that will explore how urban ecology is associated with the social, cultural and economic tactics of survival within various communities.
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