Teen Factory (Berlin – New York)
in collaboration with Simone Subal Gallery, New York
11 September – 24 October 2015
Barbara Thumm Gallery and Simone Subal Gallery are pleased to present Teen Factory (Berlin – New York), a solo exhibition by Anna K.E. Presented simultaneously in Berlin and New York, K.E.’s two-part exhibition is an ode to life in these two places, to the state in which one continually arrives.
K.E. is heavily influenced by modernist architecture, a motif that frequently appears in her work. In the intimacy of a lap-bound sketchbook or scaled to her wide-open studio, in either case, K.E. embraces the architectural model as a simulation for thought – utopic attitudes from the past underly drawings, sculptures, videos, varied works that translate space, both real and imaginary, through the body. For Teen Factory, a project which K.E. began more than two years ago, she has expanded her focus, allowing her attention to move beyond the immediate situation of studio sanctuary. Through simultaneous exhibitions in two cultural centers, K.E. has created environments that mirror one another, registering, through her personal and inscrutable constellations, that desire manifests without.