Adrian Ghenie

Darwin's Room


Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2015


ISBN: 9783775740135 Category:

Magda Radu mit Adrian Ghenie, Lóránd Hegyi


At this year’s Venice Biennale, the Romanian Pavilion in the Giardini showcases Darwin’s Room, an exhibition of paintings by Adrian Ghenie. The title refers not only to a recent series of superb portraits of (and self-portraits as) the great British naturalist, but also to Ghenie’s exploration of twentieth-century history as an “evolutionary laboratory,” with the seminal ideologies as “species” fighting for survival-a fascinating interweaving of past and future histories. In just a few years, Ghenie has developed a unique artistic language, combining a spontaneous, sensual, multilayered “joie de peindre” with a keen reflection on how the contemporary is shaped by memory and desire. This handsome book assembles all paintings presented in Venice and a wealth of essays and interviews that underline Ghenie’s standing as one of the most significant painters of his generation.

Additional information

Weight 667 g
Dimensions 24.7 x 28.2 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 3 September 2015
Number of pages 96
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24.7 x 28.2 cm
Weight 667 g