Zanzibar is a sculpture that functions both as an indoor/outdoor garden and public furniture. It consists of three separate multi-layered shapes with large planters hosting tropical greenery, two indoor and one outdoor, linking the two spaces and welcoming visitors to the public space of Duggan Morris’s R7 building.
Inspired by the architect Lina Bo Bardi and named after the legendary restaurant for which she made a stage for bands to perform on, Zanzibar is designed for people to make their own performances, whether planned or impromptu; or simply for them to sit on and watch the world go by; or to read, wait or talk with friends or colleagues.
About the artist
Céline Condorelli lives and works in London. Her work combines with art and architecture, often making structures to support other activities and forms of expression. She is currently Professor at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) Milan, and one of the founding directors of artist-run exhibition space Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. Her first monograph, bau bau is published by Mousse (2017).