Anne Chu

Animula Vagula Blandula

U.S. artist Anne Chu is interested primarily in historical themes in her paintings and sculptures, using them to instigate a dialogue between Western and Asian cultures. She trawls history and brings it up to date with a contemporary reception, borrowing floating “putti”, made of glazed porcelain, from Roman frescoes, for example. A life-size torso made of nickel silver is based on a Roman sculpture and brings to mind the mortality of humans. Coloured drawings complement the sculptural ensemble in both form and content. The result is a thought-provoking Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), which oscillates relentlessly between the present and the historical past.
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Anne Chu

January 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-809-1

22,00 × 30,00 cm

120 Pages

74 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Editor
Martin Hentschel authors Paul Bloodgood, Cornelia Butler, Martin Hentschel, Oliver Karlin, Ingrid Schaffner graphic design Harald Richter, Hamburg

Events
Exhibition: „Anne Chu. Animula Vagula Blandulal“, 30.9.2012 – 7.4.2013,  Kunstmuseen Krefeld , Museum Haus Lange