ANNA K.E.: GLOSS
OF A FOREHEAD /
CURATED BY NOEMI
ANNA K.E.: GLOSS OF A FOREHEAD / CURATED BY NOEMI SMOLIK /
We are pleased to present a solo exhibition of the New York based artist Anna K.E..
Anna K.E.’s background as a ballerina informs her artistic practice, which concerns the relationship between objects and their environment, and how the latter can often define or limit the former. Through installation, sculpture, and video, she often focuses her explorations of space on gallery architecture or the artist’s studio. In her videos, K.E. engages in absurd or abject activities, such as attempting to fold a mattress across her body or to row herself across her studio on a board—gestures which question the utility of artistic creativity. The utopian promise of Modernism, especially as espoused by architects, lurks in the background of K.E.’s practice, which adopts these antecedent forms while questioning the ideological virtue and relevance of them by positioning them against her Sisyphean actions.
Anna K.E. will introduce her artistic practice together with Florian Meisenberg during the lecture organised by Hope Recycling Station 05/11/19 at 7:30PM at UMPRUM.
Stage for Loner, 2019
Space Shelf, 2019
Parrot and a Snowball
40×30 cm, 2008
Living room Ray, 2007
Gloss of a Forehead
film, 9.30min, 2011
Exhibition views, Anna K.E., stone projects, 2019. Photo by Tomáš Souček. All images Courtesy: artist and stone projects