The Sterling Gallery and Everybody Needs Art are pleased to present a group exhibition of Reproduced Paradise. The artwork on show reveals 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 („It’s not the destination that matters, it is the journey.” Moreover we have long lost the map to Paradise).
List of Artists: Adam Grinovich, Artemis Valsamaki, Benczúr Emese, Bettina Speckner, Borsos Lőrinc, Brückner János, Coco Sung, Csató József, Daniel Kruger, FUKUI Yusuke, Füsun Ipek, Gesine Hackenberg, Gisbert Stach, Helen Britton, Hanna Hedman, Horváth Tibor, Karl Fritsch, Keresztes Zsófia,Keresztesi Botond, KomoróczkyTamás, 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, Gábor Magolcsay Nagy, Zoltán Sebők
Curators: Réka Lőrincz & Péter Bencze
Location: Torockó utca 11 Budapest 1026
Open: November 4 – December 2, 2016
Opening Hours: Monday- Friday 4 PM-8 PM, Weekends 4PM- 6PM