Garden of Earthly Delights
Gropius Bau, Berlin (DE)

Creating an architectural framework to house 20 contemporary art installations relating to the iconic 15th century painting Garden of Earthly Delights
The exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights sees over 20 international artists using the space of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world, in an exploration of the complexities of our chaotic present.

The exhibition’s combining of the paradisical and the catastrophic takes its inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s 15th-century triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, which also provides the exhibition its title. A version of the central panel of the painting dating from 1535 to 1550, created by the school of Hieronymus Bosch, provides a point of departure for the exhibition.

Location: Gropius Bau, Berlin (DE)
Year: 2019
Client: Gropius Bau
Curator: Dr Stephanie Rosenthal & Clara Meister
Team: Andreas Lechthaler, Sebastian Koepf, Natalie Savva
Collaborators: Julia Volkmar
Image credits: ALA/Klaud, André Wunstorf/Gropius Bau, Mathias Völzke/Gropius Bau. Artworks shown in images by: Yayoi Kusama, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Rashid Johnson, Pipilotti Rist, Uriel Orlow