Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Unweit von Dir

\Anne-Mie van KerckhovenUnweit von Dir26.04.2019 - 01.06.2021

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

Photo © Jens Ziehe

Text: Susanne Neubauer

THE END OF AN INVESTIGATION / LET ME BEGIN / TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE APPEAL OF SCIENTIFIC REALISM / IN WORKING MY WAY THROUGH […]. Quote from the work “Reflections Going Down with the Sun,” 2013.

Taking a look at a text fragment chosen by Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven (AMVK) in one of her works, is an attempt – doomed to failure – to come close to an understanding of the fundamentally unsubsumable nature of her artistic modes of expression. „In working my way through [the investigation]“, precisely this fragment of a passage is what arouses my interest today. In the past, AMVK‘s work has been dissected, examined and categorised from numerous angles, mostly from a bird‘s eye view. The explanations of content (technological-digital impetus, mysticism and female intelligence, Leibnizian refraction of nature to mathematical logic, neuroscientific machine knowledge) and methods (Eisenstein-filmic and medieval dissolution of linearities, excessive demand strategies, narratives of literary cut-ups and fold-ins of Burroughs and Gysins) helped us to gain a more comprehensive understanding of this extraordinary work. It encompasses all media of art and knows how to draw on the wealth of the historical and contemporary world of knowledge. Excessive demand and complexity are not only inherent in this work, but are also part of today‘s world. It is not in vain that AMVK‘s œuvre to date has always been recognized as an early foresight of the subsequent states of the world.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Unweit von Dir
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Unweit von Dir
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Unweit von Dir
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Unweit von Dir
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Unweit von Dir
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven – Unweit von Dir

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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Ornament (Orakel) (2016)
Digital prints on two layers of acrylic glass, mounted on painted wooden box
223,5 x 157,5 x 5,5 cm
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Golden Cut (2013)
Ink, oil paint, lipstick and pencil on canvas
45,2 x 35,4 cm
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Annihilation & the Liquid (2013)
Oil pastel, ink, marker, pencil, acrylic paint on canvas
45,2 x 35,4 cm
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Game Changer (2013)
Oil pastel, ink, marker, pencil, acrylic paint on canvas
45,2 x 35,4 cm
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A Glance at the Modern Era (2013)
Felt tip on Canson paper 160 gr.
35,6 x 27,7 cm
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A Preconditional Operation (2013)
Felt tip on Canson paper 160 gr.
35,6 x 27,7 cm
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Shell with View on Terrace (Time-Space-Energy) (2013)
Felt tip on Canson paper 160 gr.
35,6 x 27,7 cm
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A Truth Pushed beyond it's Limits (2013)
Felt tip on Canson paper 160 gr.
35,6 x 27,7 cm
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Looking For (2013)
Ink, pastel & pencil on Chinese paper
18 x 11,8 cm
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Uitzicht (2013)
Ink, pastel & pencil on Chinese paper
18 x 11,8 cm
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Dali Was Here (2013)
Ink, pastel & pencil on Chinese paper
18 x 23,2 cm
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To the Beach (2013)
Ink, pastel & pencil on Chinese paper
18 x 23,2 cm
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Art is an out of the Body Experience (2013)
Ink, pastel & pencil on Chinese paper
18 x 23,2 cm
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Art or Love / Science + Philosophy = Beauty / Nihilism (2015)
Mixed media on PVC mounted with steel screws in wooden frame
166 x 141 cm
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Not to be questioned, the relationship between the thing and its creator. (2015)
Mixed media on PVC mounted with steel screws in wooden frame
166 x 141 cm
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The Relation / Proportion of Things (2015)
Mixed media on PVC mounted with steel screws in wooden frame
166 x 141 cm
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On secondary Propositions, true or false (2015)
Mixed media on PVC mounted with steel screws in wooden frame
166 x 141 cm
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Unsatisfactory (2013)
Ink, pastel & pencil on Chinese paper
18 x 23,2 cm
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Van Hier Naar Daar (From Here to There) (2004 - 2019)
Collage on black PVC sheet
Materials: Acryl, chalk and silkscreen paint, acryl marker, spraypaint and adhesive foil, messing
Specification: attachments on 2004-2019 white PVC and transparent PVC
200 x 100 x 0,5 cm
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Im Keller der Seele (2006 - 2019)
Digital prints on 2 layers of Plexiglass, acryl and gesso finishing
Edition of 2 (edition 2/2)
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Transkamer (2015)
Video
Duration 6:29 min.
Edition of 3
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