Visions of Paradise
Visions of Paradise" looks at expressions of artists' personal visions of paradise. Therefore the exhibition's focus lies on the variety of visualizations of such personal "paradises", combining fine arts with a big diversity of cultural expressions as architecture, corporate/ product/ fashion design, advertising, social networking, etc.
The interdisciplinary approach of the show is reflected in the catalogue which will be part of the existing thematic magazine "CH", which offers all kinds of intellectual and cultural disciplines and will challenge and enrich the reading of the show.
The show is commissioned by Pro Helvetia South Africa. The artists come from Switzerland and South Africa, but the show is not about nationalisms and not about exoticism or any kind of "otherness". The collaboration of Swiss and South African artists is exemplary for other kinds of relations in the world in general in order to show an interesting and creative variety of future oriented, "paradisical" visions as they are developed by people from two very different nations in the world living wherever their heart, their business needs, their dreams or their fears guided them to live in.
Among the participating artists are:
Candice Breitz (SA & D)
Curated by Karin Frei, Switzerland
Paradise unveiled, by Kim Gurney, ArtThrob Issue No. 80, April 2004