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Garden of Earthly Delights

Garden of Earthly Delights

Edited by Clara Meister
Edited by Stephanie Rosenthal

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  • The garden as a metaphor for the state of the world, in an exploration of the complexities of our chaotic and increasingly precarious present
  • Published to coincide with an exhibition at Gropius Bau, Berlin, running until 1 December 2019
Full Description
Alongside the classical reading of the garden as a secluded and circumscribed place of yearning full of meditative, spiritual, and philosophical possibilities, it is viewed in the exhibition as a place of duality and contradiction: a threshold between reality and fantasy, utopia and dystopia, harmony and chaos, between being shut out and being included. In today's world, defined by radical climate change and migratory flows, the garden can be seen as a place of paradise and exile, reflecting within its borders themes as pressing as the anthropocene, seed politics, the legacies of colonialism and historical segregation. In addition to deliberate political positions, the Garden of Earthly Delights features works that also bring to life the sensual dimensions of gardens: immersive installations and video works show an intensive abundance of nature, but also the fragility of the paradise-like state. Artists: Maria Thereza Alves, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Hicham Berrada, John Cage, Tacita Dean, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Futurefarmers, Lungiswa Gqunta, Rashid Johnson, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Lawler, Renato Leotta, Isabel Lewis and LABOUR, Libby Harward, Jumana Manna, Uriel Orlow, Heather Phillipson, Pipilotti Rist, Maaike Schoorel, Taro Shinoda, Zheng Bo. Text in English and German.
Specifications
Publisher
Silvana
ISBN
9788836644544
Published
4th Nov 2019
Binding
Paperback / softback
Size
300 mm x 225 mm
Pages
352 Pages
Illustrations
100 color, b&w
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