“Ortica” at Frutta, Roma

Ortica, 2018, Installation Views at Frutta, Rome
Courtesy Frutta, Rome. Photo by Roberto Apa

 

Frutta is hosting Ortica, a temporary shop devoted to plants and specialty coffee with artworks by Santo Tolone, Alek O., Gabriele De Santis, Ditte Gantriis, Isabell Heimerdinger, Lauren Keeley, Jacopo Miliani, Alessandro Vizzini, Spring, Gundam Air and many others.

Ortica shows, for a limited period of time, a selection of plants carefully chosen by affectionate collectors, experienced botanists and some of northern Europe’s best growers. Amongst many other species: Monstera variegata, Sophora prostrata, Tephrocactus geometricus, Ficus iyrata, Senecio herreianus, Pilea peperomoides and Stenocactus hastatus, can be viewed and acquired. Further plants will be added to the collection during the period of the show.

Every day of the week Ortica prepares and serves Specialty coffee. All the coffees, including Ortica’s own blend, are from Scottish independent roaster Artisan Roast.

Ortica’s residency within the gallery is punctuated by talks, screenings and workshops based on an in-depth analysis of the plant kingdom and coffee—focusing on the points of intersection between these two domains and their relationship to exhibition making.

 

Ortica, 2018, Installation Views at Frutta, Rome
Courtesy Frutta, Rome. Photo by Roberto Apa

 

Ditte Gantriis, Love is Eternal, 2017 (details)
Digital Print on Silk. Courtesy the artist and Frutta

 

Alessandro Vizzini, Swell, 2018
Blue ink on Paper, Risograph Print. Courtesy the artist and Frutta

 

Jacopo Miliani, The Star, 2018
Ink on Paper. Courtesy the artist and Frutta

 

Ortica, 2018, Installation Views at Frutta, Rome
Courtesy Frutta, Rome. Photo by Roberto Apa

 

Gabriele De Santis, all fasci are merda, 2018
Ink on paper, Risograph Print, Ed. of 50
Courtesy the artist and Frutta

 

Ortica
17 March–26 May 2018

Frutta | Via dei Salumi 53, Rome
Opening times: Tuesday–Saturday, 1–7pm or by appointment
+39 06 45508934
info@fruttagallery.com
www.fruttagallery.com