Photographic mise-en-scène. Edition of 5 with 2 Artist's Proofs.
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ABOUT THE WORK
Material: Silver Gelatin Print on Barita Paper,Framed in a white teak frame and matt glass. Mounted in alabaster Nielsen passe-partout.,Dimensions of print: 40 x 60cm. Dimensions with framing: 65 x 87cm.
Divine is a series of photographic mise-en-scènes referencing medical experiments performed in the early days of psychiatry, as well as... Read More
Divine is a series of photographic mise-en-scènes referencing medical experiments performed in the early days of psychiatry, as well as experiments on people done in Nazi concentration camps during WW2.
Divine was presented at the Villa Sträuli, Winterthur, CH in 2007, in the Central European House Of Photography, Bratislava, SK in 2006 & in Atheneum Gallery, Warsaw, PL in 2006.
" The meaning of the images is striking”
[“Dolls or Touching Bodyness”, Julian Haponiuk, Photocourrier, vol.7/2005]
"The Divine? project is composed of eleven prints. Eleven exclamation marks made of toys. (...) Agnes Janich destroyed dolls and pieced them together to remind us that what she did to dolls, others do now. To other people.”
[“Dolls As A Metaphor Of Cruelty”, Jena Opoldusova, Pravda, Slovak nationwide daily, 06/05/07]
“at first I associated what I saw with sadistically erotic works of Hans Bellmer (…) But no. What inspired her were medical experiments carried out by sadistic physicians on defenseless patients. Tortures justified by scientific progress. Neurologists from the Parisian hospital of Salpetriere, raping their teenage patients; Nazi doctors determined to create genetic mutants. (…) What resulted is a remarkably intense body of work with an exceptional aura. Seemingly surreal, yet about reality.”