THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS | YUN Journal
Dieser Beitrag ist am 04. Oktober 2019 auf YUN Journal erschienen.
SINCE THE 26TH JULY 2019 THE GROPIUS BAU IN BERLIN INVITES US TO EXPLORE THE MANY VISIONS OF THE GARDEN. THE EXHIBITION GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS SEES OVER 20 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, WHO DEAL WITH THE TOPIC IN VERY DIFFERENT WAYS – FROM IDYLLIC AND UTOPIAN FANTASIES TO POLITICAL STATEMENTS. WE HAD A CLOSER LOOK.
Gardens have always been a great fascination. While some epochs tried to form nature after their ideas, others chose to give plants, trees and flowers the space to grow their own way. Today, gardens are one of the rare places, where we can find rest and come to new energy. They are a possibility to escape the city and our daily routine.
BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE BEHIND THE ATTRACTION OF A GARDEN.
From early childhood on we learn, gardens can also be adventurous places, special, mysterious, full of secrets, where anything can happen. Just think of “Alice in Wonderland“ by Lewis Carroll or “The Secret Garden“ by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Sometimes a garden can even feel dangerous, like a dark place, where the unknown sits behind the bushes.
The exhibition The Garden of Earthly Delights (German: Garten der irdischen Freuden) combines all, the paradisiacal and the catastrophic. Inspired from Hieronymus Bosch’s 15th-century triptych, Stephanie Rosenthal, the director of the Gropius Bau, and Clara Meister brought together 20 artists from all over the world to participate, among them Pipilotti Rist, Yayoi Kusama, Lungiswa Gqunta, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Hicham Berrada, John Cage, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Taro Shinoda, Jumana Manna and Heather Phillipson.