Venus, Vesuv

Vulcan and Venus, the ugliest god and the most beautiful of the goddesses – the beauty and the beast – were a couple (not only) in ancient mythology. Since 2015 Saskia Groneberg has collected historical postcards, wood prints, and engravings of Venus Medici, the Crouching Venus, and Mount Vesuvius, arranging them in ever-changing layouts. The symbols for beauty and elemental force, man and woman, are quoted, staged, and deconstructed.

Installation at D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, 2021

Zum Eichenkranz / Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz, 2018

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