Anohni gets real with art exhibition in Germany

The acclaimed creator invites you to My Truth.

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Kazuo Ohno, Mr. O's Book of the Dead (still), directed by Chiaki Nagano, 1973, 88 min., courtesy of Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and Canta Co. Ltd

Anohni is never one to back down. Following the release of her hotly anticipated solo album HOPELESSNESS, saturated with political statements, the artist now takes her critical presence a step further by hosting an art exhibition in the Kunsthalle Bielefeld.

Climate change, drone warfare, Obama, and the Big Brother—they’re all no new themes to Anohni. Societal and environmental issues are heavily explored in the artist’s work, previously in music and now also in her visual body of work. In the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, she draws attention to climate change and our responsibility towards it once more.

Anohni, Turning (Chloe), 2008

Anohni, Turning (Chloe), 2008

Signed Anohni: My Truth, this show presents selected works by the late photographer Peter Hujar—best known for his black and white portraits of the ‘AIDS generation’—as well as James Elaine and Kazuo Ono, three artists whose work on their own terms formed Anohni. It also includes works by Anohni herself, consisting of found object collages and wax paintings, among others.

The artist formerly known as Antony Hegarty is sure to take you down insight lane, deep into her world—a universe characterised by melancholy, violence and poetry. “I feel innocent and yet complicit in committing acts of violence. In a world in which all moments in time exist simultaneously, I experience my truth as a cacophony of terrible, gentle beauty.”

Kazuo Ohno, Mr. O's Book of the Dead (still), directed by Chiaki Nagano, 1973, 88 min., Courtesy Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and Canta Co. Ltd2

Kazuo Ohno, Mr. O’s Book of the Dead (still), directed by Chiaki Nagano, 1973, 88 min., courtesy pf Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio and Canta Co.Ltd2

23 July until 16 October

www.kunsthalle-bielefeld.de

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