The first ever biennial in Lindau is not meant to be the only one, but a prelude. For the premiere, more than 20 young, contemporary artists will deal with our earthly ideas of “paradise”.


The concept


In terms of art, IN SITU means dealing with the place “in itself”, but also with resources and the economy in urban space. Central elements of this art form are the blasting – or at least thematization – of boundaries and the anchoring of the work in the place.


According to religious ideas, paradise describes a place beyond the world, where people lived at the beginning of their existence, but from which they were then banished. Only a rich life – and death, of course – grant access again, so the hope. Until then, paradise is a place of seclusion, whose meaning is to be found outside our world.


With the idea of an “in situ” paradise in mind, artists at the Biennale present works that relate to our perception of a place and to our ideas and strategies about public space. In this way, the location of the Biennale, the Lindau Island, becomes a “thinking space” for the examination of our ideas of paradise.


Enjoy Biennale

The artists’ “paradise gardens”, their sculptures and installations, will be on display at various locations in, around and on Lindau Island.


Performances, happenings and interventions turn the island into an action space for joint projects of the artists with the citizens and visitors.


Interdisciplinary symposium as part of the Biennale: seeing and interpreting art and science in different disciplines.


An interactive map accompanies you to the artworks, provides information about the artists and exhibition venues, and of course up-to-date tips on the events: The free app “Biennale Lindau”.


A hybrid catalog about the program and the results: In addition to documenting the exhibition, the publication will include contributions and essays from science, art, philosophy, religion, politics and society, as well as works produced especially for the print edition.