“Reproduced Paradise” showcased an exciting line-up of artists at its Villa Váncza venue in Buda. This special exhibit put on display the works of renown Hungarian and international representatives of the contemporary jewelry and art scene. The recently re-opened Sterling Gallery and Everybody Needs Art collaborated to make it all happen.
The artwork on show revealed a thematic split: visual allusions to Paradise hinting at a once Heavenly state on the one hand. On the other, the embodiment of each artist’s unique path to their own idiosyncratic states of Paradise on Earth that may well trigger similar experiences in the eye of the exhibit-visiting beholder.
How can we create our own Earthly Paradise?
We live our frantic daily lives forever chasing fantasy. What we really need is alternatives to guide us back to the Eden of our true desires. Contemporary art can serve as a perfect conduit to the roadmap to who we really are. It can help us absorb, internalize a wellspring of creativity we can draw upon on the path to our own Elysium.
For example the experience while „creating” an artwork can lead the artist into a subjective Paradise – the thus created piece will only be a souvenir of the artist’s individual Eden.
List of Artists: Adam Grinovich, Artemis Valsamaki, Benczúr Emese, Bettina Speckner, Borsos Lőrinc, Brückner János, Coco Sung, Csató József, Daniel Kruger, Fukui Yusuke, Füsün Ipek, Gesine Hackenberg, Gisbert Stach, Helen Britton, Hanna Hedman, Horváth Tibor, Karl Fritsch, Keresztes Zsófia,Keresztesi Botond, Komoróczky Tamás, Lisa Walker, Lőrincz Réka, Marta Mattsson, Max Siedentopf, Philip Sajet, Pintér Gábor, RobOtto-Szabó Ottó, Rose Stach, Sugár János, Szabó Klára Petra, Szemző Zsófia, Szvet Tamás, Ted Noten, tothmartonemil, Uglár Csaba, ZEVS
Literary Contributors: János Áfra, Ákos Forczek (Philosopher, Literary Translator), Gábor Magolcsay-Nagy, Zoltán Sebők
Curators: Réka Lőrincz & Péter Bencze
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