Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven

What Would I Do in Orbit?

Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven What Would I Do in Orbit?
18.3.
14.5.2017
Kunstverein Hannover

The point of departure of the oeuvre of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (*1951, lives in Antwerp) is the human brain with its analytical and irrational potential in terms of perception and cognizance. Van Kerckhoven’s logic is consistently counteracted by absurdity or mental disruptions, and the analytical is joined with the mystical without viewing this as a contradiction. The exhibition What Would I Do in Orbit? at the Kunstverein Hannover includes works by the artist, who initially trained as a graphic artist, from a total of forty years.

Van Kerckhoven began dealing with research on artificial intelligence early on, whereby visual languages dominated that are influenced by scientific imaging processes: diagrams, graphic animations, and text-image schemes. She used digital on par with analog forms of expression as early as the 1980s and transferred the digitally constructed worlds into space.
The artist uses primarily female bodies like “selfies” as protagonists in drawings, paintings, prints, and films. What is characteristic about her oeuvre is her biographical beginning in the counterculture of punk, feminism, and in the anti-academism typical of her generation, which engendered a pop aesthetic on the one hand, and highly complex contents on the other.

Displays developed specifically for the exhibition separate the total of twelve chapters in the retrospective. Like collages, the individual chapters connect works from different periods that are combined in terms of content and are annotated by associative texts by the artist. Despite the linear sequence of spaces and the supposedly systematic separation, the overall exhibition itself ultimately operates like a kind of brain in which lateral thinking is easy.

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

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19.00
lecture
The 'Poetic Science' of Ada Lovelace

A pioneer of computer history of the 19th century

Dr. Doreen Hartmann (cultural scientist and curator, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumForum, Paderborn)

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12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

14.30–16.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 8 and 11 years.

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven.

19.00

artist talk

with Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

more information

15.00
Jour-Fixe

View of the exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven.

12.30
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (30 minutes).

There is no catering during this exhibition

more information

19.00
Art Salon

The Egyptian shock. The presentation of the TET city in the spring exhibition of the Kunstverein Hannover 1917.

with Dr. Sid Auffarth (building historian)

19.00
Sophie´s Afterwork
Happy Hour with Art

Participation: 20 €/ 15€ for Members

Registration kindly requested by 07.05.2017:

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12.00–15.00
Art Diving Course-Special

15.00
Curator´s Tour

View of the exhibition »What Would I Do in Orbit?« of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven by Kathleen Rahn (director).

http://www.kunstverein-hannover.de/en/educational-program/guided-tours.html

12.00–13.30
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

14.30–16.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 8 and 11 years.

Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven  	»Zwevend« (Floating), 1999
Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven »Zwevend« (Floating), 1999
Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven 	»Deluff«, 2016
Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven »Deluff«, 2016
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven  	»= Basic«, 1980
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven »= Basic«, 1980