Profound Approach and Easy Outcome
Queens Museum, New York, USA
09 April 2017 – 28 February 2018
Anna K.E’s Profound Approach and Easy Outcome will be the third iteration in a series of site-specific commissions by women artists on the Queens Museum’s Large Wall. Measuring 140 feet wide by 45 feet high, this architectural highlight forms a magnificent diagonal and is highly visible from outside in Flushing Meadows Corona Park through floor-to-ceiling windows, visually drawing park-goers inside and impacting their experience once they arrive. Taking maximum advantage of the spatial dynamics of this significant wall, Profound Approach and Easy Outcome performs a complex reflection on artistic production, feminism, power, and the role of institutions. Among five visual elements affixed to the Wall, billboard-size photographic works will depict the artist in action in the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, posing as the depicted characters in renowned master portraits by Otto Dix and Balthus. K. E.’s work considers her own role in art history, fusing the question of male-dominated canons with her comically intuitive and gestural responses.