2024-06-13 00:00:00


Opening: 13 June 2024, 7 - 10 pm
Duration: 14 June - 30 June 2024
Finissage: 30 June 2024, 4 - 7 pm
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday, 4 - 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 3 - 7 pm
Location: KUNSTPUNKT BERLIN - RAUM FÜR AKTUELLE KUNST, Schlegelstraße 6, 10115 Berlin

In Christian iconography, paradise is usually depicted as a sheltered and flourishing garden in which man and nature are harmoniously united. Today, this archetypal idea seems more distant than ever, as our modern way of life is causing irreparable changes to the climate and nature.

The exhibition ‘FOOL'S PARADISE’ addresses our own forlornness faced with this situation and the human longing for a utopia and alternative reality. The young artists locate themselves ‘between doubt, ballast and utopia’ and use painting, drawing and installation to describe paradise as a place where anything seems possible: ‘It overwhelms us, makes us foolish, pushes us to our personal limits’. KUNSTPUNKT BERLIN - RAUM FÜR AKTUELLE KUNST and weißensee kunsthochschule berlin cordially invite you to rediscover paradise through the perspectives of young artists.

Participating artists:
Imad Alfil, Laura Mercedes Arndt, Leonie Behrens, Hannes Berwing, Noé Borst,
Elisa Bosse, Seonah Chae, Alanna Dongowski, Elena Mir Fakhraei, Maria Felsmann,
Nele Fiedler, Elisabeth Fraenkel, Christopher von Gruben, Marieke Herbst,
Nazlı Karaturna, Luka Keresman, Lana Kosovel, Felix Mehlig,
Tara Mianji, Jakob Mirasol, Daria Pashchenko, Sebastian Pöge, Katharina Reinsbach,
Léa Sarasola, Stella Severson, Janosch Sinn, Fanni Sléder, Antonia Stoyke, Yuuki Tang,
Emma de Warren, Sheila Zimmermann, Obaida Zorik
Project management: Prof Pia Linz, Petra Trenkel