The Garden of Forking Paths is the title of an outdoor sculpture project, which the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst is staging on the Blum family estate in Samstagern near Zürich, Switzerland. The exhibition, curated by the Migros Museum’s director Heike Munder, is presented in two parts. This video shows the artworks of the second part of the project.
The first part of “The Garden of Forking Paths” presents works by the artists Pablo Bronstein, Liz Craft, Fabian Marti, Peter Regli, and Thiago Rocha Pitta. The second part of the show opened on the 10th July 2011 with additional works by Ida Ekblad, Geoffrey Farmer, Kerstin Kartscher, and Ragnar Kjartansson.
Geoffrey Farmer has created an artwork in three parts, consisting of a dress for cows, a sound installation, and an exhibition with photographs in a small forest, referring to US-american poet Allen Ginsberg. Ida Ekblad who is currently participating in this year’s Venice Biennale exhibition ILLUMInations, installed a gate made of steel with surrealistic ornaments. The German artist Kerstin Kartscher planted huge umbrellas – “magic mushrooms” – on the lawn of the estate. Finally, the Islandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson arranges three monuments of marble along one of the farms paths.
The Garden of Forking Paths Outdoor Sculpture Project, August 6, 2011. The show runs until October 30, 2011. Click here for part 1 of the project. See also: Pablo Bronstein: Teatro Alessandro Scarlatti / Performance.
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