Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf have made some alterations to the Schönbrunn Zoo in Austria. “Trouble in Paradise” will be in place through mid October.
Steinbrener / Dempf, Trouble in Paradise – Rhino, 2009.
Six animal enclosures have been transformed into profound displays of human impact on the wild world. Steinbrener and Dempf worked closely with the zoo to insure the safety of it’s inhabitants. The result is this striking commentary and surreal visual feast.
Steinbrener / Dempf, Trouble in Paradise – Bison, 2009.
The novelty of the idea should attract contemporary art enthusiasts for a long overdue field trip to the zoo. At the same time, the shock promises a fundamental impact on the outlook of a young audience.
Steinbrener / Dempf, Trouble in Paradise – Coral Reef, 2009.
Steinbrener / Dempf
Trouble in Paradise
10 June – 18 October 2009
what an incredible collaboration. we love going to the zoo; makes me want to go again. and, i bet artists could also make animals’ lives in captivity more interesting and fulfilling.