Among other renowned artists Klaus Staeck and me were invited by the Ambassador of Arcadia, H.E. Peter Kees, to decorate public billboards in Bavaria with an Arcadian message. Arcadia is understood as a platform to negotiate the burning issues of the present.
We were inspired by the idealised Greek landscape for this project because it represents the longing for an ideal world par excellence. It is no coincidence that the topos repeatedly comes to the attention of artists, writers and philosophers, as it expresses the age-old desire for a perfect existence in this world, which never really existed in human history, but which is all the more sought after, imagined, projected and symbolised. Especially in times of upheaval and crisis, the search for such a state has always been significant.