through June 9th 2012
Numerous large-format paintings with plant motifs stand in a dialogue with the diverse sculptural elements of the exhibition. Thepaintings and the tree sculptures are associated with drawings and collages of apples. The apple, which detaches itself from the treeas a fruit, appears as an allegory of that isolation which every human being experiences in reality, both corporeally and consciously.The apple is a symbol for the loss of the paradisiacal state, of totalizing harmony, resulting from the desire for knowledge. As such, itstands both for the origins of human responsibility and for the inextricably related, fundamental experience of rupture between egosubjectand environment.