In his newly
commissioned video installation, Kutlug Ataman offers a remarkable
portrait of twenty-four southern Californians who describe their
encounter with that place they call “paradise.” For
the first time, Paradise will be paired with Ataman’s 2004
Carnegie Prize- winning video installation entitled Küba, an
equally powerful portrait of another utopian community, this one
situated on the outskirts of Istanbul.
shot of Kuba at Vancouver Art Gallery, 2008, courtesy and
copyright of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New Your.