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.

Above: Installation shot of Kuba at Vancouver Art Gallery, 2008, courtesy and copyright of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New Your.