paradise…a hell of a place

Curated by Anna Pappas

paradise...a hell of a place presents eleven Australian and international artists seeking the contemporary relevance of a word that has been reconceived perpetually throughout history. Utilising the diverse media of sculpture, installation, photography, film, animation, drawing and painting, these artists guide us through personal and universal encounters with paradise.

Art Exhibition previously on at Anna Pappas Gallery in Prahran precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 04 February 2011 to Wednesday 09 March 2011
Launch Friday 11 February 2011, 6pm. Guest Speaker: Alexie Glass, Director of Gertrude Contemporary

Object-Appendage No.6, 2010 image Christoper_Koeller_ParadiseShow2011 image Prey tell, soft suitor, 2008 image Free Tomorrow image

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It is not nirvana. It is not heaven. It is not utopia. The paradise fantasy is grounded in the tangible world, the idyllic landscape of regenerative virgin earth in which one does not need to work. But is this an unattainable dream of the past? Is the mythified period of paradise as it was originally conceived of over, and if so, what kind of contemporary paradise can we hope for, or is one even possible?

Opening Night
Friday 11 February, 6pm

Guest Speaker
Alexie Glass, Director, Gertrude Contemporary

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