Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven - Leopold Haefliger revisited
Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven - Nothing more natural
Curated by Susanne Neubauer
The Belgian artist Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven (b. 1951) has, over a period of over three decades, used the medium of drawing to investigate the explosive relationships between gender, technology and representation. She is also seen as a pioneer of cyber-feminism and a cunning multimedia artist. From a female point of view she puts her sights on society, which still tries to limit the role of women to that of sex object. In this respect she adopts a detached rather than a moralistic attitude towards systems of perception which, like a scientist, she deconstructs, but at the same time always connects with her own life, her ‘brain life in motion’. The exhibition will include films from 1980 until 2007 as well as a representative selection of drawings.
Exhibition organised in co-operation with Wiels Center for Contemporary Art Brussels, supported by Zeno-X Gallery Antwerp and Galerie Barbara Thumm Berlin.
Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven. Nothing More Natural. With a comprehensive list of works and texts by Susanne Neubauer, Gertrud Sandqvist, Dirk Snauwaert, Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2008.
Leopold Haefliger - revisited
Anyone familiar with the work of the Lucerne painter Leopold Haefliger (1929-1989) will have their own opinion. His Fasnacht (carnival) paintings in particular are a point of contention, delighting some and horrifying others. But Leopold Haefliger, little known outside Lucerne, was not just a society painter, but a passionate artist who absorbed the work of his contemporaries with enthusiasm, pleasure and skill. This concentrated and purposefully staged exhibition will provide an opportunity to revisit Haefliger’s painting.
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