◤MICHELE DI MENNA
Etching on handmade paper, ink
26,5 x 37,5 cm
3 unique copies, signed, dated, exclusively for the Kunstverein
550 Euro (without frame)
Michele di Menna
* 1980 in Vancouver (Canada), lives in Frankfurt a. M. and Berlin
Michele di Menna, Gallery of the City of Schwaz, Schwaz (E)
In Awe, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (G) # 2016 # This piece of cod passeth understanding, Ashley Berlin, Berlin (E)
A prankster who thinks evil of it, Künstlerhaus Bremen (G)
Vessels, Cruise & Callas, Berlin (G) # 2015 # SpielRaum, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn (G)
20 years Halle Für Kunst, Halle Für Kunst, Lüneburg
To Each Her Own Tomb, Johann Berggren Gallery, Malmö (E)
Cattedrale, Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome (G)
Michele di Menna works in the fields of performance, choreography and music, sculpture and collage. She often combines them into a structure in which she herself acts as the leading actor. Props and videos of these performances remain as not only temporary works. In an ironic and sometimes psychedelic manner, she deals with existential themes around images of women, home and different life concepts.
The motifs of the three etchings, which the artist has made exclusively available to the Kunstverein Lingen, are taken from a website that offers daily updated personal horoscopes. Michele di Menna has greatly enlarged and further distorted the attached images until only shadowy figurations can be guessed at. This processuality characterises her works in a lasting way: in the 2012 exhibition Based in Berlin, she associates the solidity of the human body with the viscous mud, which only acquires its final form in the process of drying.