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

29.08.2014, 18:00

Dorothy Iannone «Censorship And The Irrepressible Drive Toward Love And Divinity» & Collection on Display

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.

The current cycle of presentations from the collection focuses on instances of formal and motific excess. The second installment is dedicated to the genre of painting. The works address repetitions, re-readings, and pastiches of this art-historical trope as well as specific cultural connotations of the medium. The exhibition features works by John Armleder, Richard Jackson, Robert Kusmirowski, A. R. Penck, Markus Raetz, Gerhard Richter, Pamela Rosenkranz, Niele Toroni, and Christopher Wool.

6–9 pm Opening

6–9 pm
Open studio for children: In the workshop, the museum’s little visitors can get active in a manner that suits the exhibition. Supervised by art educators Cynthia Gavranic and Pascal Good.

The opening will be followed by the Löwenbräukunst-Areal Summer Party with barbecue and music by Nifty’s, Aliev Bleh-Orkestar and Goran Potkonjak.

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