The Garden of Forking Paths – An Anthology about Contemporary Follies
During the summer months 2011, the migros museum für gegenwartskunst sculpture project The Garden of Forking Paths was a guest on the Froh Ussicht estate, owned by the Blum family in Samstagern, Zurich. The project alluded to the Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo (Italy), the enchanted Renaissance garden, which features sculptures shrouded in mystery, and eccentric architecture that over time became overgrown (so-called “follies”). In this context, the invited artists Pablo Bronstein, Liz Craft, Ida Ekblad, Geoffrey Farmer, Kerstin Kartscher, Ragnar Kjartansson, Fabian Marti, Peter Regli and Thiago Rocha Pitta created their own fantastic narratives.
The anthology for the project enlarges the exhibition by texts that deal with the history of "follies", with landscape gardening and the interaction of art and garden. The publication contains a detailed illustration section and contributions by Lars Bang Larsen, Michael Bracewell, Horst Bredekamp, Brian Dillon, Patrick Eyres, Heike Munder, Anthony Vidler and Catherine Wood.
Lars Bang Larsen
English / German
Hardcover, 203 x 278 mm
Images: 50 color, 70 b/w
Published by JRP|Ringier