Gregor Hildebrandt: Und dass zu Frühe die Parze den Traum nicht ende

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GRIMM is pleased to announce ‘Und daß zu Frühe die Parze den Traum’ nicht ende (and that the Parcae do not end the dream too early), an exhibition of new works by the German artist Gregor Hildebrandt.

The title of the show is a quote from a poem by Romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770- 1843), called: Mein Eigentum. The poem is about the Parcae or Fatae, the goddesses of destiny in Roman mythology: the three sisters Nona, Decima, and Morta. They decide about life and death of a human being by spinning their threads. Nona spins the fiber/thread of life, Decima measures its length and, finally, Morta cuts it as soon as she decided it is time to end a life.