Paradiso

Diocesan Museum Freising, 2009
Installation for the high altarpiece “The Assumption of Mary,” 26 plastic chairs, stackable, metal ring, 5.30 m in diameter

As part of the exhibition “Paradies – Neue Blicke auf einen alten Traum” (Paradise – New Views of an Ancient Dream) in the Freising Diocesan Museum, the artist duo Empfangshalle hung a free-floating circle of Italian plastic chairs in front of the former high altarpiece of Freising Cathedral (“The Assumption of Mary” by Ludwig Löfftz, 1886). The circle corresponds to the painting in both colour and form, and references eternity and transcendence.