Garden of Earthly Delights

Artist: Elmar Trenkwalder

The Austrian artist Elmar Trenkwalder (1959) evokes a baroque world in his sculptures and drawings, in which a mixture of eroticism and architecture takes place. Columns have phallic shapes and ornaments are made up of entwined human figures. The formal language and exuberance are related to the Baroque architecture, which flourished in Austria. Trenkwalder creates his own, sensuous variant of this, initially in drawings, but also in ceramics. His monumental ceramic sculptures, accompanied by drawings, are brought together in an exhibition in the Main Hall of the museum. The theme of the exhibition is Garden of Earthly Delights. The exhibition is arranged like a garden, the statues take the forms of architectural hedges, fountains and growing shapes reminiscent of branches and tree trunks. Central to the exhibition is an immense new sculpture, almost a garden in itself, a hortus conclusus, with a forest of ornaments, arches and botanical forms to wander in. The botanical aspects together with the erotic ornaments make the theme Garden of Earthly Delights more than opportune.

18 Feb - 05 June
Harteveltstraat 1

Guide

exhibition
until 05 December

Lovers on the Beach

Lee Kit
West Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Galerie Ramakers
exhibition
until 12 December

Ondertussen:

Daniele Formica
Stroom Den Haag
NEST
West Den Haag
West Den Haag
West Den Haag
exhibition
until 06 February

Façade

Igor Mitoraj
Museum Beelden aan Zee
exhibition
until 06 March

Shapes of Silence

Mark Brusse
Museum Beelden aan Zee
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