Specially designed editions by leading contemporary artists include a diverse and international list of figures. The project is to embed cultural practice with vanguard aesthetics in sectors of the global economy with a mythic base and yet most at risk. In defiant opposition to monocultures and industrial cultivation, small farming is a necessary and compelling reservoir of biodiversity, and cultural practices that go back tens of millenia.
Artists skilled in the appropriation of language and meta-structure, understanding the nature of readymades, and the role of art today, are asked to describe such an agricultural project, in relation to art and its history, and to a product tended over the course of one year, from flower to fruit, and culled by hand.
Editions by: Guillaume Bijl (2020)
Jeremy Deller (2021)
Ryan Gander (2019)
Joseph Kosuth (2020)
Richard Merkle (2021)
Jonathan Monk (2018)
David Shrigley (2018)
Heimo Zobernig (2020)
Box fabricated by hand from wood, cardboard, and paper by fourth-generation Roman artisans, Legatoria Vico, vicolo della Chiesa Nuova, Rome. Agricola Due Leoni logo blind-stamped and embossed in 24-karat gold. A special cloth case shields the box, and is handsewn in Italian linen sourced at Azienda Tessile Romana, Largo Argentina. Logo hand embroidered in silk thread sourced in Japan, via Atlanta, Georgia, by Balkan and Ukrainian embroiderers based in Lazio.