Anne-Karin Furunes. Shadows

Anne-Karin Furunes. Shadows, Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia


From 08 Marzo 2014 to 14 Luglio 2014


Place: Fortuny Palace

Address: San Marco 3958

Times: from 10 am to 18 pm; closed on Tuesday and 1st of May

Responsibles: Anne-Karin Furunes, Elena Povellato

Telefono per informazioni: +39 041 5200995

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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. 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.