Edited by Stephanie Hessler, published by MIT Press
Artists surveyed in the book
Atif Akin, Darren Almond, Julian Charrière, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Tue Greenfort, Ariel Guzik, Newell Harry, Alexander Lee, Eduardo Navarro, Sissel Tolaas, Janaina Tschäpe & David Gruber, Jana Winderen, Susanne M. Winterling
With contributions by
Francesca von Habsburg, Markus Reymann, Nabil Ahmed, Tamatoa Bambridge, Kamau Brathwaite, Guigone Camus, Rachel Carson, Cynthia Chou, Paul D’Arcy, Tony deBrum, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Keller Easterling, Bill Graham, Stefan Helmreich, Stefanie Hessler, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka’uta, Rosiana Lagi, Stéphanie Leyronas, Chus Martínez, Astrida Neimanis, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Philip E. Steinberg, Khal Torabully, Lingikoni Vaka’uta, Davor Vidas, Susanne M. Winterling
Copublished with TBA21-Academy, Vienna, Austria
All the better to see you with: Fairy tales transformed
The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Group Exhibition, through March 4, 2018
All the better to see you with: Fairy tales transformed at the Ian Potter Museum of Art traces the genre of the fairy tale, exploring its function in contemporary society.
Artists exhibited: Broersen & Lukács, Kate Daw, Peter Ellis, Dina Goldstein, Mirando Haz, Vivienne Shark Le Witt, Amanda Marburg, Tracey Moffatt, Polixeni Papapetrou Patricia Piccinini, Paula Rego, Lotte Reiniger, Allison Schulnik, Sally Smart, Kiki Smith, Kylie Stillman, Tale of Tales, Janaina Tschäpe, Miwa Yanagi, Kara Walker and Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh).
Work exhibited: Untitled (Scream), 2004. Single channel video, 05:34, no sound.
Over the course of her twentyplus year career, Janaina Tschäpe has been recognized for her arresting body of work that includes painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and drawing. Both cerebral and emotional, Tschäpe’s powerful and atmospheric work in all media possesses a confidence in scale and mastery of material that distinguishes her practice.
Sex, death and the female body’s capacity for renewal and transformation are among the themes that emerge from the paintings, drawings, photographs, and video installations of contemporary artist Janaina Tschäpe. This volume offers a compelling overview of Tschäpe’s full body of work which leaves the viewer feel as if they have been transported into a dream world of primeval landscapes, ambiguous signs and exotic vegetation.