Jacob Dahlgren participates in Paradise Kortrijk, an international triennal for contemporary art in Belgium, taking place until 24 October 2021.
32 contemporary artists were selected to present their own interpretation of the Paradise concept. Among the participating names are Berlinde De Bruyckere, Jeremy Deller, Kendell Geers, Ugo Rondinone, Yoko Ono, fashion designer duo Viktor&Rolf, scenographer Albert Dubosq and choreographer William Forsythe, among others.
The artists were given the freedom to express a personal and critical view about how they see and interpret the utopian dream of paradise. The project was born out of an urgency to respond to the current atmosphere that is seemingly miles away from a hopeful, positive and utopian one.
Installation view: Jacob Dahlgren, The Wonderful World of Abstraction, 2021. Photo: Mathieu Van de Sompe