AA Bronson’s Garden of Earthly Delights transforms the Main Hall of the Salzburger Kunstverein into an activated, queer tableaux of moving and still parts, presenting an arena of engagement, transgression and reflection. The exhibition is, in one regard, a queer adaptation of Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych of the same name (circa 1500), here aesthetically married with Japan’s famous Zen garden of Ryoan-ji (1499). Both the painted garden and the rock garden offer us a vision of the spiritual as a constructed universe. AA Bronson asks us to reconsider them in this exhibition, each alike a universe held within dramatized limits, like a gay bar or a drag club.
featuring AA Bronson with Chrysanne Stathacos, Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur, Keith Boadwee, Adrian Hermanides, Matthias Herrmann, Gareth Long, Ebe Oke, JX Williams.