Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity

\Anna Oppermann
Teresa Burga
Seeing complexity.02.06. - 04.08.2012

Anna Oppermann, *1940 in Eutin,
lived in Hamburg and Celle, Germany

Teresa Burga, *1935 – 2021,
lived and worked in Lima

Photo © Nici Wegener

Text: Ute Vorkoeper

During a visit to Paris on a scholarship in 1981, Anna Oppermann read Agnes Heller’s book “A Theory of Feelings”, which had just been published in German.

This book must have confirmed her own experiences, thoughts and artistic endeavours on many different levels. The Hungarian philosopher, living in exile in New York, had finally rejected the opposition between thought and feeling that influenced Western thought to such a degree that its effects could still be seen in the many attempts to discard it from the 1960s onwards. By contrast, Heller saw thought as a natural part of feeling and the complex human world of emotions as constituted by constant reflection. Conversely, she emphasised the influence of emotions on the construction of human systems of perception, value and orientation, and also identified “orientation feelings” based on collective social experience.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity

Works

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anna Oppermann – Seeing complexity

Estate Teresa Burga

Autorretrato.Estructura.Informe. 9.6.72 (1972 - 2006)
Multimedia installation
Dimensions variable
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