A Glimpse of Paradise – Cornelius Kolig

Author: ORF-Enterprise GmbH & Co KG

Due to his grown unease with the art world, controversial artist Cornelius began to build his own paradise.

  • Cornelius Kolig | Copyright: © ORF/Horst Ebner

    Cornelius Kolig © ORF/Horst Ebner

Hardly any other representative of Austrian contemporary art has been as fundamentally misunderstood as Cornelius Kolig. In the art world, the grandson of the expressionist Anton Kolig caused a furor for decades. Cornelius Kolig’s unorthodox forms of artistic expression were critically acclaimed, but his opposition to bourgeois moral concepts made him a persona non grata. His unease with the art establishment grew and he began to build his own paradise. In the documentary "A Glimpse of Paradise - Cornelius Kolig" by Horst Ebner, the actual picture of the multi-layered artist is traced.

This title, among other ORF music & performing arts highlights, will be presented at the upcoming Avant Première Music + Media Market 2023.

Genre Documentary
English title A Glimpse of Paradise - Cornelius Kolig
Original title Ein Blick ins Paradies - Das Lebenswerk des Cornelius Kolig
Production year 2022
Duration 32 min.
Director Horst Ebner
Production Company Produced by Focus Film for ORF



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