Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Life Is Perfect

\Anne-Mie Van KerckhovenLife Is Perfect05.03. - 17.04.2021

Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, *1951 in Antwerpen, Belgium,
lives and works in Antwerpen

Photo © Hans Georg Gaul

Text: Friedrich Meschede

This is the title that Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven has chosen for her new exhibition in the Galerie Barbara Thumm. It is a statement full of uncertainties.

Does Van Kerckhoven (although of course as a Belgian she does not think in German) refer to something finished in grammatical terms, as defined by the Duden, ‘the German perfect tense is used for actions that have been completed’, or does she use ‘perfect’ as an adjective in the sense of pristine, unblemished? To speak of life in these terms seems problematic, and in the light of current circumstances almost provocatively utopian.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Life Is Perfect
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Life Is Perfect
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Life Is Perfect

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven – Life Is Perfect

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Spiritist Lounge (2021)
Oil pastel, pastel and colour pencil on paper
Framed 50 x 68,3 x 3,5 cm
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Artist says Hi! (2021)
Digital print on gesso and wood with a printed and painted plexiglass layer on top
Framed 77 x 98 x 4,5 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Rust en Tijd (2017)
Ink, oil pastel, pastel, colour pencil and glitter on pastel paper
Framed 36,9 x 29,3 x 2 cm
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Un Jardin en Méditerran (2020)
Ink oil pastel, pastel and colour pencil on paper
Framed 42,6 x 33,6 x 3 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Il n'y a d'autre issue que la mort ou la suprématie de la jouissance comme gratuité (Melancholie en Evenwicht) (2020 - 2021)
Two layer digital image on wood with gesso and plexiglass, in wooden frame
Framed 98 x 77 x 4,5 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Il n'y a d'autre issue que la mort ou la suprématie de l' intelligence sensuelle (Het Nest van de Natie) (2020 - 2021)
Two layer digital image on wood with gesso and plexiglass, in wooden frame
Framed 98 x 77 x 4,5 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Il n'y a d'autre issue que la mort ou la suprématie de la nouvelle innocence (Kind en de Ruimte) (2020 - 2021)
Two layer digital image on wood with gesso and plexiglass, in wooden frame
Framed 98 x 77 x 4,5 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Il n'y a d'autre issue que la mort ou la renaissance de l'enfant en chacun (Kerstmis op afstand) (2020 - 2021)
Two layer digital image on wood with gesso and plexiglass, in wooden frame
Framed 98 x 77 x 4,5 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

A bas le choix individuel entre la mort et l'expansion illimitée de nos désirs de vie! (Architectuur en Utopie) (2020 - 2021)
Two layer digital image on wood with gesso and plexiglass, in wooden frame
Framed 98 x 77 x 4,5 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Symmetrisch Contact in en uit de klassieke ruimte / Symmetrical Contact in and out of classical space (2020 - 2021)
Digital print and acrylic paint on plexiglass
136 x 141 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Maintenant le monde à l'envers atteint son point de renversement (Schoonheid en Sterkte) Beauty and Strength (2020 - 2012)
Two layer digital image on wood with gesso and plexiglass, in wooden frame
Framed 98 x 77 x 4,5 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

A - X+ B = 12 (2020)
Video
33:00 min.
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