WELCOME TO PARADISE

Green Room, Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 37

In the exhibition "Welcome to Paradise", Shane Munro presents a collection of artworks produced in Frankfurt for trade with US military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Made from egg-cups, expanding foam, and other materials Munro's new artworks form part one of this two-part exhibition and are based on variations on the 'Koan'. The Koan, which is central to the history and lore of Zen Buddhism, consists of a story, dialogue, question or statement the meaning of which cannot be understood through rational thought but may be accessible through intuition.

Shane Munro (*1978, Belgrad) lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. Until 2003 he studied Photography and Digital Media at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. From 2007-2010 he studied with Prof. Tobias Rehberger at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Staedelschule, Frankfurt and received the Absolventenpreis of the Staedelschule in 2010. His artworks have been shown in numerous international exhibitions, such as "New Frankfurt Internationals: Stories and Stages", Kunstverein Frankfurt (2011); "Too Fat to Fit", Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (2010); "Geschmacksverstärker", MMK Frankfurt (2010); "Summer Readings", Invisible Exports, New York (2009); "Deuxime Bureau", Parisa Kind, Frankfurt (2009).

Shane Munro developed the concept of the Green Room and has curated it since early 2011. The Green Room takes its cue from special effects studios and defines the place where performers spend their final minutes before they go on stage. Artists invited to the Green Room are asked to respond to the collections of the Museum.

 

Termin.: 
Thursday, 27. October 2011 to Sunday, 8. January 2012
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