Friday, March 7, 2014

Anne-Karin Furunes Shadows @ Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia

In her paintings, the Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes (1961) uses photographs of anonymous faces to explore the personality and identity of the person shown. 

From March 8th to July 14th, 2014
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

Anne-Karin Furunes

Through a detailed work on the image reduced to pixels, the subject is dissolved into an abstract series of dots, becoming a ghostly, incorporeal, almost ethereal presence to the observer, whose form depends on the observer’s own movements and the play of light. In Shadows, the artist draws inspiration from the portraits of some ladies who used to visit the drawing rooms of Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei and who were photographed several times by Mariano Fortuny. Freed from the oblivion of the past, these “anonymous” images welcome us into the space of the museum.

Anne-Karin Furunes

Catalogue published by Punto Marte Editore, Treviso

Curated by Anne-Karin Furunes e Elena Povellato
Layout Daniela Ferretti
With the support of OCA Office for Contemporary Art Norway
and Ambasciata di Norvegia

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