ANIMA is not only a haven of natural beauty but also a vibrant tapestry of artistic expressions. Nestled amidst lush greenery, this enchanting garden showcases an impressive collection of artworks, each with its own captivating story.
From renowned artists to local talents, the diverse array of sculptures, paintings, and installations at ANIMA Garden creates a unique and immersive artistic experience.
Join us on a journey through the garden’s artistic treasures, where creativity, culture, and nature converge.
Keith Haring: A Collaboration of Creative Spirits
ANIMA proudly hosts the works of the iconic American artist Keith Haring, who collaborated closely with André Heller on several projects. Haring’s distinctive style and bold, energetic imagery bring a vibrant spirit to the garden, adding a dynamic touch to the surroundings. His art serves as a testament to the power of collaboration and the fusion of artistic visions.
Igor Mitoraj: Sculptural Marvel
Mitoraj is one of the most internationally recognized Polish sculptors celebrated for his distinct style and exploration of the fragmented human form. Mitoraj’s sculpture at ANIMA captivates viewers with its profound beauty and thought-provoking symbolism.
Edgar Tezak: Exploring the Abstract Realms
Tezak’s creation at ANIMA captivates with its unique blend of colors, textures, and perspectives, encouraging visitors to explore the depths of their own emotions and interpretations.
Pablo Picasso: A Tribute to a Master
ANIMA pays homage to the genius of Pablo Picasso through one of his iconic artworks. His presence in the garden serves as a constant reminder of his enduring legacy in the art world.
Monika GilSing: Flags, Hats, and the Spirit of Identity
Monika GilSing’s artistic contributions to ANIMA are a celebration of cultural identity and diversity. Her vibrant flags fluttering in the breeze and intricately designed hats adorning Café Paul Bowles add a touch of whimsy and color to the surroundings. Through her art, GilSing invites visitors to embrace the richness of different cultures and celebrate the beauty of individuality.
Abderrahim Hamza: Calli-Graffiti as a Moroccan Narrative
One of the newest additions to ANIMA’s artistic tapestry is the work of Moroccan calligrapher Abderrahim Hamza. His unique style, which he calls “Calli-Graffiti,” seamlessly blends traditional Arabic calligraphy with contemporary street art influences. Hamza’s intricate and expressive creations invite viewers to explore the rich heritage of Moroccan culture through the fusion of old and new artistic forms.
Hans Werner Geerdts: A Testament to Friendship and Legacy
German artist Hans Werner Geerdts, a personal friend of André Heller, left an indelible mark on ANIMA with his extensive collection of artworks. As a tribute to their friendship, Heller built a permanent museum space for Geerdts in the garden, ensuring his artistic legacy lives on. Geerdts’ works reflect his profound artistic sensibilities and his connection to Morocco, creating a lasting impression on visitors.
Moiz (Moritz Mizrahi): Calligraphic Marvels and Visual Harmony
Moiz (Moritz Mizrahi), a talented artist, has left his mark through his captivating calligraphy-style creations. From the parking area to the backside of Café Paul Bowles, Moiz’s artistic expressions add an extra layer of beauty and intrigue to the garden’s enchanting ambiance.
Paul Frederic Bowles: A Friendship Homage
ANIMA pays homage to the enduring friendship between André Heller and Paul Bowles, an American composer, author, and translator who settled in the Moroccan city of Tangier and became an integral part of its cultural landscape.
Café Paul Bowles, named in honor of the renowned artist, captures the essence of his creative spirit and the enchanting allure of Morocco.
With every step, ANIMA reveals a tapestry of artistic wonders, inspiring visitors to appreciate the beauty that arises when nature and creativity coalesce. As you meander through this enchanting oasis, allow the artworks to captivate your senses, transport your spirit, and awaken a newfound appreciation for the transformative power of art.
ANIMA stands as a testament to the boundless possibilities that emerge when nature, art, and human imagination intertwine in perfect harmony.