Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Between Dying and Dancing

Artist tour / Commissioned work


Alte Galerie in Schloss Eggenberg

Production specifics
Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’19
In cooperation with Alte Galerie in Schloss Eggenberg

Berlin-based artist Ariel Efraim Ashbel, who was born in Israel, is participating in the present edition of steirischer herbst with the premiere of his newest production, no apocalypse not now. In his guided tour of the exhibition Between Dying and Dancing, he shares some of his research on catastrophe and revelation, offering a subjective view of the exhibited artworks. The tour begins in the park of Schloss Eggenberg, from where the cosmological regularities of the castle’s architecture can clearly be seen. The building reveals the neurotic personality of its creator as much as his fear of apocalypse. Ashbel draws a connection between this place and his research, linking the prince’s phobias to a white man’s disorientation in the face of colonialism, its excesses, and its collapse.