Dorothy Iannone: «Censorship And The Irrepressible Drive Toward Love And Divinity»

 

30. August 2014  –  9. November 2014

Featuring artworks by:
Dorothy Iannone

Dorothy Iannone, The Statue Of Liberty, 1977, Courtesy the artist, Air de Paris, Paris and Peres Projects, Berlin, © All rights reserved, Published by Studio Galerie, Mike Steiner, Berlin; 83,5 x 60 cm

Since the early 1960s, Dorothy Iannone (b. 1933 in Boston, lives and works in Berlin) has been actively exploring ways of representing unconditional love. Her oeuvre encompasses paintings, drawings, collages, video sculptures, audio pieces, objects, and artist’s books. A narrative element grounded in literature, history and mythology, as well as in personal experiences, feelings and relationships, runs through these works. This, her first major solo exhibition in Switzerland, retrospectively sheds light on Dorothy Iannone’s work, starting with her artist’s book The Story Of Bern, which she created in 1969 in response to the censorship of her artworks. Since the 1960s, the authenticity and originality of the artist’s work has contributed to openness about sexuality and the strengthening of female autonomy. When bringing her works to the public, she manifests keen understanding in handling subject matter that remains often uncomfortable and controversial, even today.

Exhibition view, Dorothy Iannone: «Censorship And The Irrepressible Drive Toward Love And Divinity», photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zurich

List of works

Dorothy Iannone: Aua Aua

Dorothy Iannone

Aua Aua
1972/2005
Enamel on wood, leather cushion, feathers
207 x 189 x 60.5 cm , 2:40 min. (Loop)

Dorothy Iannone: The Statue of Liberty

Dorothy Iannone

The Statue of Liberty
1977
Silkscreen on paper
83.5 x 60 cm

Dorothy Iannone: First Recording / Lieber Uecker

Dorothy Iannone

First Recording / Lieber Uecker
1969 - 72/1993
Audio cassettes, 6 different inserts
Box: 10.8 x 7 x 1.6 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Let Me Squeeze Your Fat Cunt

Dorothy Iannone

Let Me Squeeze Your Fat Cunt
1970 - 1971
Collage and acrylic on canvas
190 x 150 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Look At Me

Dorothy Iannone

Look At Me
1970 - 1971
Collage and acrylic on canvas
190 x 150 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Your Names Are Love Father God

Dorothy Iannone

Your Names Are Love Father God
1970 - 1971
Collage and acrylic on canvas
190 x 150 cm

Dorothy Iannone: (Ta)rot Pack

Dorothy Iannone

(Ta)rot Pack
1968 - 69/2009
Cardboard box, 27 laminated 4-color cards
Dimensionen variabel

Dorothy Iannone: Dialogues X

Dorothy Iannone

Dialogues X
1968 - 1969
Felt pen and collage on paper
9 parts: each 36.5 x 36 cm

Dorothy Iannone: People

Dorothy Iannone

People
1966 - 1967
Collage and paper on Bristol board
33 parts: Dimensions variable

Dorothy Iannone: Table

Dorothy Iannone

Table
1965 - 1966
Felt pen and acrylic on wood
74 x 81 cm (Durchmesser)

Dorothy Iannone: Imperturable

Dorothy Iannone

Imperturable
2013
Color silk screen on paper
Dimensions variable

Dorothy Iannone: Brokeback Mountain

Dorothy Iannone

Brokeback Mountain
2010
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
53 x 54 x 18 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Les Amants

Dorothy Iannone

Les Amants
2010
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
53 x 53 x 14.7 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Lolita

Dorothy Iannone

Lolita
2010
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
35 x 43 x 13 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Morocco

Dorothy Iannone

Morocco
2010
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
50.5 x 59 x 27 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Eye Of The Needle

Dorothy Iannone

The Eye Of The Needle
2010
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
52.5 x 50 x 16 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Last Train

Dorothy Iannone

The Last Train
2010
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
37.5 x 55 x 14 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Sheltering Sky

Dorothy Iannone

The Sheltering Sky
2010
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
53 x 55 x 16 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Pandora And The Flying Dutchman

Dorothy Iannone

Pandora And The Flying Dutchman
2009
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
51.5 x 46 x 14 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Piano

Dorothy Iannone

The Piano
2009
Gouache and acrylic on paper on wood
23.5 x 48 x 16 cm

Dorothy Iannone: On The Continuing Journey

Dorothy Iannone

On The Continuing Journey
2008
Gouache and ink on board
39 x 29 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Roulette Table, Love Is My Inspiration

Dorothy Iannone

Roulette Table, Love Is My Inspiration
2003
Acrylic and felt pen on wood, roulette table, fabric, hand-made jetons by Alfred Dunham, cassette deck
93 x 215 x 134.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Censorship And The Irrepressible Drive Toward Love And Divinity

Dorothy Iannone

Dorothy Iannone: 75 Apologies - 75 Complimentary Cards - 75 Uncomplimentary Cards

Dorothy Iannone

75 Apologies - 75 Complimentary Cards - 75 Uncomplimentary Cards
1996
Wood, gouache on cardboard, inkjet print on cardboard
4 parts: 1 part 14.5 x 64.5 x 2 cm , 3 parts, each 8.5 x 12 x 3.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Oh Ah Hum

Dorothy Iannone

Oh Ah Hum
1994
Gouache on Bristol board
55.5 x 50 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Courting Ajaxander, Werben Um Ajaxander

Dorothy Iannone

Dorothy Iannone: Dorothy Iannone And Her Friends Play The Ouija Board

Dorothy Iannone

Dorothy Iannone And Her Friends Play The Ouija Board
1992
Gouache on cardboard and plastic planchette, 9 color copies mounted on cardboard, 4 b/w copies
Color copies: 9 parts, each 28.9 x 20.4 cm , b/w copies: 4 parts, each 29.6 x 21 cm

Dorothy Iannone: My Caravan

Dorothy Iannone

My Caravan
1990
Gouache on canvas on wood
34.5 x 27.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: An Icelandic Saga

Dorothy Iannone

An Icelandic Saga
1989
Cotton cloth with print, handcolored
175 x 400 cm

Dorothy Iannone: I Am Not What I Seem (Or) Danger In Düsseldorf

Dorothy Iannone

I Am Not What I Seem (Or) Danger In Düsseldorf
1989
Book jacket (offset print on paper)
50 x 119 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Censorship And The Irrepressible Drive Toward Love And Divinity

Dorothy Iannone

Censorship And The Irrepressible Drive Toward Love And Divinity
1982
Artists book First Edition
29.2 x 20.7 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Let The Light From My Lighthouse Shine On You

Dorothy Iannone

Let The Light From My Lighthouse Shine On You
1981
Acrylic and gouache on synthetic board mounted on Pavatex
142 x 102.5 x 3 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Let The Light From Your Lighthouse Shine On Me

Dorothy Iannone

Let The Light From Your Lighthouse Shine On Me
1981
Acrylic and gouache on synthetic board mounted on Pavatex
142 x 102.5 x 3 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Love The Stranger

Dorothy Iannone

Love The Stranger
1981
Acrylic and gouache on synthetic board mounted on Pavatex
142 x 102.5 x 3 cm

Dorothy Iannone: This Box Contains 100 Kronor

Dorothy Iannone

This Box Contains 100 Kronor
1981
Wooden box, 100 Kronor bank note
7.3 x 10.5 x 4.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Yes

Dorothy Iannone

Yes
1981
Acrylic and gouache on synthetic board mounted on Pavatex
142 x 102.5 x 3 cm

Dorothy Iannone: I Am Tender I Am Just

Dorothy Iannone

I Am Tender I Am Just
1980
Acrylic and mixed media on pavatex
3 parts: 1 part 188 x 128 x 3 cm , 2 parts each 185 x 96 x 4 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Mother And Child

Dorothy Iannone

Mother And Child
1980
Gouache on Bristol board
77.5 x 63 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Art Of Sarah Pucci

Dorothy Iannone

The Art Of Sarah Pucci
1980
Artists book
25 x 30 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Heroic Performance Of Pastor Erik Bock

Dorothy Iannone

The Heroic Performance Of Pastor Erik Bock
1980
Felt pen and ink on wood, audio cassette transferred to audio CD, CD player
205 x 140 x 59 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Opera Box

Dorothy Iannone

The Opera Box
1980
Gouache and acrylic on handmade cardboard box and cardboard, thread
Unfolded: 2 parts; 1 part 64.5 x 54.5 x 8.5 cm 1 part 63.5 x 53.5 x 7.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: A Fluxus Essay And An Audacious Announcement

Dorothy Iannone

A Fluxus Essay And An Audacious Announcement
1979
Felt pen and ink on wood, audio cassette transferred to audio CD, CD player
90 x 60.2 x 25.5 cm , 14:23 min. (Loop)

Dorothy Iannone: An Explosive Interlude

Dorothy Iannone

An Explosive Interlude
1979
Ink on Bristol board
13 parts: each 40 x 30 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Follow Me

Dorothy Iannone

Follow Me
1978
Artist book with two audio cassettes
24.7 x 19.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Follow Me

Dorothy Iannone

Follow Me
1977
3 parts: 1 part 184 x 149 x 61 cm 2 parts each 185 x 116.5 x 5.5 cm; 9:12 min. (Loop)

Dorothy Iannone: Speaking To Each Other

Dorothy Iannone

Speaking To Each Other
1977
Artist book with two audio cassettes
22 x 21.8 x 3.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Armchair

Dorothy Iannone

Armchair
1975
Enamel on wood, leather, rubber foam
141 x 69 x 56 cm

Dorothy Iannone: I Was Thinking Of You

Dorothy Iannone

I Was Thinking Of You
1975
Acrylic on wood, single-channel video on monitor (b/w, sound)
223 x 174 x 54 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Stool

Dorothy Iannone

Stool
1975
Enamel on wood, leather cushion, feathers
91 x 112 x 80 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Danger In Düsseldorf (Or) I Am Not What I Seem

Dorothy Iannone

Danger In Düsseldorf (Or) I Am Not What I Seem
1973
Artist book
24.5 x 17.6 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Dinner Music

Dorothy Iannone

Dinner Music
1972
Felt pen on wood, audio cassette transferred to audio CD, CD player
57 x 36 x 28 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Dorothy Iannone's Favourite Joke

Dorothy Iannone

Dorothy Iannone's Favourite Joke
Ca. 1972
Acrylic and felt pen on paper, cardboard box
Unfolded: 2 parts; 1 part 62.5 x 52.8 x 7 cm , 1 part 64 x 54 x 7.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Human Liberation

Dorothy Iannone

Human Liberation
1972
Color silk screen on paper
51 x 68 cm

Dorothy Iannone: 75 Complimentary Cards

Dorothy Iannone

75 Complimentary Cards
1971
Cardboard box, fabric
8.5 x 12 x 3.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: 75 Uncomplimentary Cards

Dorothy Iannone

75 Uncomplimentary Cards
1971
Cardboard box, fabric
8.5 x 12 x 3.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The White Goddess

Dorothy Iannone

The White Goddess
1971
Color silk screen on paper
73 x 102 cm

Dorothy Iannone: I Begin To Feel Free

Dorothy Iannone

I Begin To Feel Free
1970
Collage and acrylic on canvas
190 x 150 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Next Great Moment In History Is Ours

Dorothy Iannone

The Next Great Moment In History Is Ours
1970
Color silk screen on paper
73 x 102 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Story Of Bern (Or) Showing Colors

Dorothy Iannone

The Story Of Bern (Or) Showing Colors
1970
Artist book
22.7 x 22 cm

Dorothy Iannone: The Story Of Bern (Or) Showing Colors

Dorothy Iannone

The Story Of Bern (Or) Showing Colors
1970
Felt pen on paper
69 parts: each 22.7 x 22 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Wiggle Your Ass For Me

Dorothy Iannone

Wiggle Your Ass For Me
1970
Collage and acrylic on canvas
190 x 150 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Luxuriating In Colors

Dorothy Iannone

Luxuriating In Colors
1969
Felt pen on cardboard
36 x 36 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Not Alone

Dorothy Iannone

Not Alone
1969
Felt pen on cardboard
37 x 34 cm

Dorothy Iannone: A Cookbook

Dorothy Iannone

A Cookbook
1968
Felt pen on paper
30 x 24 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Dialogues IX

Dorothy Iannone

Dialogues IX
Ca. 1968
Felt pen and collage on paper
9 parts: each 37 x 34 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Dream

Dorothy Iannone

Dream
1968
Collage
21 x 28 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Including The Past

Dorothy Iannone

Including The Past
1968
Collage
21 x 28 cm

Dorothy Iannone: LBJ In Art

Dorothy Iannone

LBJ In Art
1968
Collage
21 x 28 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Lists IV: A Much More Detailed Than Requested Reconstruction

Dorothy Iannone

Lists IV: A Much More Detailed Than Requested Reconstruction
1968
Felt pen on paper
34 parts: each 22 x 22.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Lists IV: A Much More Detailed Than Requested Reconstruction

Dorothy Iannone

Lists IV: A Much More Detailed Than Requested Reconstruction
1968
Plastik bedruckt, laminiert
21 x 26 x 10 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Superimposed

Dorothy Iannone

Superimposed
1968
Collage
21 x 28 cm

Dorothy Iannone: All

Dorothy Iannone

All
1967
Oil on canvas
183 x 242 x 1.2 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Dialogues I

Dorothy Iannone

Dialogues I
1967
Felt pen and collage on Bristol board
6 parts: each 36.5 x 36 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Dialogues II

Dorothy Iannone

Dialogues II
1967
Felt pen and collage on Bristol board
6 parts: each 36.5 x 36.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: First Print

Dorothy Iannone

First Print
1967
Silkscreen on paper
69.5 x 100 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Inspiring

Dorothy Iannone

Inspiring
1967
Felt pen on paper
34 x 27.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: My Way

Dorothy Iannone

My Way
1967
Felt pen on paper
35 x 28 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Paul Butterfield

Dorothy Iannone

Paul Butterfield
1967
Felt pen on paper
34 x 27.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe Christmas

Dorothy Iannone

Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe Christmas
1967
Felt pen on paper
7 parts: each 36.5 x 33.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Vogue Girl

Dorothy Iannone

Vogue Girl
1967
Felt pen on paper
34.5 x 27.5 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Antibes

Dorothy Iannone

Antibes
1965
Oil on canvas
130 x 162 cm

Dorothy Iannone: Do Not Be Discouraged That We Are Few. We Shall Be Many

Dorothy Iannone

Do Not Be Discouraged That We Are Few. We Shall Be Many
Ca. 1962
Collage and paper on Bristol board
67 x 51 cm

Dorothy Iannone: This Is A Call For A World-Wide General Strike For Peace

Dorothy Iannone

This Is A Call For A World-Wide General Strike For Peace
Ca. 1962
Collage and paper on Bristol board
68 x 50.5 cm

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