David Lachapelle is a modern artistic visionary who can be credited as a photographer, videographer, director for live theatrics as well as films. According to his website,Â David LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages.
JULY 27 - OCTOBER 27, 2013
Today flowers are primarily associated with their decorative function. Their nice, ornamental appearance has been regarded as a symbol for a perfect bourgeois interior since the Biedermeier era. Flowers also have a symbolic meaning both at weddings, where they represent freshness and fertility, and at funerals, where they represent transitoriness and death. An in-depth exploration of the varied symbolic meanings of flowers in cultural history reveals further levels of meaning, many of which refer to the ambivalence and abysms of human existence. The exhibition shows how contemporary art continues the historical and complex tradition of flowers and mushrooms in visual art and uses them in both traditional and new ways.