April 22 this year is a date to mark on the calendar, not only for art lovers who will have the opportunity to discover the works presented at the 59th Venice Art Biennale, but also because it is World Earth Day. On the occasion of these two important events, Lavazza Group will present a work capable of uniting the theme of art with that of nature, through a work of great visual impact created by Saype.
In fact, a “pontoon”, a typical boat of the city of Venice, will float in the lagoon and will host Beyond Walls, also known as “the largest human chain in history”, a project that the French-Swiss artist has already posted around the world.
Saype painted two hands shaking each other on a green lawn, to symbolize the relationship between man and nature, a theme that the city of Venice has always embodied in a natural way. Man’s creativity is then related to issues of safeguarding the natural environment, another aspect at the heart of the life of the city and its inhabitants, as well as Lavazza’s mission since its foundation, with projects related to sustainability.
Beyond Walls is a project born in 2019 and in this stage it will be enriched by an exhibition path set up in one of the rooms of the Porta Nuova Tower in the North Arsenal. Through the video-photographic narrative it will be possible to retrace the stages of the project and Saype’s unmistakable style, which combines street art and land art in a homogeneous way. The long chain created by the artist in these years has highlighted the power of sharing, especially when combined with human creativity. From the Tower, 35 meters above the level of the canals, it will be possible to observe the floating work of 300sqm, a unique glance on a city symbol of art and nature.