Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft

Anna K.E.Dolorem Ipsum23.03. - 30.06.2024
Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover

Anna K.E., * in 1986 in Tbilisi, Georgia,
lives and works in NYC

20 available works

dolorem ipsum
(silence in my pocket)
Anna K.E., engraving on ballet barre, 2024

In her most extensive solo exhibition to date, Dolorem Ipsum, Georgian artist Anna K.E. explores the choreographed body and human states characterized by instability, alienation, and transformation within architectural landscapes. With her presentation, K.E. questions the perception and conception of flows of movement in space, humorously examining architectural guidance systems, structures, and barriers, as well as their imagined facades, thus breaking with social norms in the construction and performance of new paths. At the heart of her artistic practice is the continuous exploration of the human body, with a focus on ballet, post-communist conditions, and movement in modern architecture amid historically significant design elements. She investigates personal and collective bodily experiences of time, choreography, and pain, linking them in impressive installations to the physical and digital self. Trained as a classical ballet dancer, she reflects on human movement in the environment with her nuanced understanding of her own body, triggering a trajectory and new paths of motion that create alternative spatial structures through dance and performative gestures, contortions, and fluid arrangements.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna K.E. – Dolorem Ipsum, Kestner Gesellschaft