PARADISE
Herbert Brandl, Branko Lenart, Stefan Osterider, Anton Petz,
Christoph Schmidberger, Margriet Smulders, Thomas Stimm, Uta Weber, Franz West u.a.

Opening: Mittwoch, 20. June 2018, 7 PM
Hauptplatz 6, 8010 Graz
Introduction: Mathis Huber & Manuela Schlossinger

The term “paradise” has always served as a vehicle for projecting unfulfilled desires. Fertility, luxuriant growth, abundance, freedom, peace or tranquillity – the range of ideas is as diverse as the situations of those yearning for an ideal state of affairs. It is not surprising that the exploration of the theme of paradise has constituted an exciting field of work for artists down through the ages: After all, the ideal is concealed in the wishes and aspirations of each of us.

Manuela Schlossinger