Paradise is Now. Palm Trees in Art
Apr
26
to Jun 30

Paradise is Now. Palm Trees in Art

John Baldessari, Juliette Blightman, Marcel Broodthaers, Rodney Graham, Secundino Hernandez, Gregor Hildebrandt, David Hockney, Stefan Knauf, Joonas Kota, Alicja Kwade, Talisa Lallai, Mevlana Lipp, Sarah Ortmeyer, Sigmar Polke, Bruno V. Roels, Ed Ruscha, Raf Simons, Yutaka Sone & Rirkrit Tiravanija, Simon Speiser, Henning Strassburger, Vivian Suter, Barthélémy Toguo

The palm tree is the last major idol standing. Across continents, religions, and centuries, it tells stories of prosperity, peace, and spiritual salvation. No other motif signals these promises of happiness more compellingly than the palm. Ubiquitous in advertising and on social media, it conjures up visions of luxury and glamour, of the jet-set life and eternal sunshine. The world’s most widely exported class of plants, it is also a symbol of globalization. And visual artists are certainly not immune to its visual allure and metaphoric potential (...)

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