For many years the artist Cornelius Kolig in Vorderberg in the Gailtal (Carinthia) has been building on his »paradise«, a plant of private utopias corresponding to the idea of the total work of art. Kolig's paradise is both the modified form of the basilica, as well as the polemical allusions to the Christian iconography that has been handed down, and in its erotic content a deliberately profane paradise. With this project, which is always expanded and never completed, Cornelius Kolig, in his precise and clear architectural language, which is free from playful and remythious gestures, creates the place that demands his strict and ambitious understanding of art.
Edited by Kunsthaus Bregenz, Edelbert Köb und archiv kunst architektur
Text by Arno Ritter, photo essay by Helmut Tezak
Graphic design by Büro für konkrete Gestaltung, Clemens Schedler
German / English
Softcover with flaps, 16.4 x 20.2 cm, 96 pages