Germany - Kunsthalle Nürnberg - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven - Nothing More Natural09/03/2009
12.03.2009 > 24.05.2009
Since the 1970s artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (AMVK. * 1951 in Antwerp) has been working on films, computer-based animations, drawings, music and texts, which she often presents in multimedia installations. The Kunsthalle Nürnberg is now showing a selection of around 120 drawings as well as films and installations from the last 30 years, and will thus be offering the first survey in Germany of this artist's oeuvre which, to date, has only been presented in examples.
AMVK was a prominent member of the Belgian underground scene of the 1970s and 1980s, which exploited exhibitions and performances to question the socially accepted cultural conventions regarding power, politics and sexuality. In her films, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven combines philosophical concepts with scientific terminologies, alchemistic processes with ideas about the artistic avant-garde and art-historical references with her own experiences as a woman and an artist. Her drawings are often markedly autobiographical. They reflect AMVK's investigation into the world surrounding her and appear like a visual diary. There is an explicit erotic tension in other drawings, the motifs of which are sometimes adopted from pornographic magazines.
The exhibition and the retrospective catalogue (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 45 €) have been produced in cooperation with Lucerne Art Museum and the Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels.
Lorenzer Str. 32,
Tusche und Farbstift auf Papier, 36,
2 x 27 cm