Klang der Stille

Posted Posted in 2018, Drawing

Klang der Stille / Drawing / 2018 Music starts with the sound. The sound is only the means of expressing the music. As a rule, everything we hear is sound. Music is a kind of ordered sound – a sound made by people. The sound dissolves – in silence. The music has no beginning and no end. […]

Blaue Stunde

Posted Posted in 2018, Drawing

Blaue Stunde / Drawing / 2017 26 drawings, pastel on paper, unique, signed, each 21cm × 29,7 cm Der Begriff blaue Stunde bezieht sich auf die besondere Färbung des Himmels während der Zeit der Dämmerung nach Sonnenuntergang und vor Eintritt der nächtlichen Dunkelheit. Die Künstlerin hat eine Fotografische Bildserie die sie in Zeichnungen zu Novalis Gedicht die blaue […]

MUNITION POEM

Posted Posted in 2017, 2018, Installation, Medium

Munition Poem / Installation / 2016 In the performance, the artist writes her poem “Munition” on the wall. The Poem, which is on her drawing series “Munition” is about the First World War. It can be heard read aloud at the end of the video in both English and French. 1 Channel Video Installation, 8:01 min loop, PAL […]

HORIZONT

Posted Posted in 2017, Drawing

Horizont / Drawing / 2018   Text:  / Fotos:  graphite and charcoal on paper, unique, signed, 70 x 100 cm graphite, ink, acrylic and charcoal on paper, unique, signed, each 70 x 100 cm, 2018 graphite, ink, acrylic and charcoal on paper, unique, signed, each 70 x 100 cm, 2018

Vanessa Souli Berlin blue art Gallerie

Posted Leave a commentPosted in 2016, Installation

Klang der Stille / Zeichnung / 2018 Nina Ansari´s work comprises of photographic imagery, drawing, installation and video. Implicitly influenced by the Iranian political background and its multifacedeted history, Ansari composes multi-layered photographic works, where identityin its situational definitions tends to hold crucial place. Her images, often balancing on the black and grey scale nar- rateemotional situations that address memory as a ‘Geotop’ for existence and identity- formation. Matters of philosophyinterconnected  with a socio-geographical awareness are a frequent motif in her work and create intellectually informedlandscapes where the ‘occi- dental’ enters a dialogue with the ‘oriental’. In the exhibition, Ansari contributes two works; her photographic work shows three magni- fied blurred Polaroid imagesserving as a study of the philosophy from antiquity to modern ages. Coming from an experimental series of photographic worksthat the artist had alrea- dy realized in 2003, the re-discovery of the work is shaping the ground for its re-contextu- alisation asan object of the ‘present’ with an immediate association to the present of the artist herself. On the back of the neck of the woman, who appears three consecutive times on the picture, one can read the phrase ‘Der Körperist zur Freiheit verurteilt‘ (EN: The body is condemned to freedom), alluding to the Sartrian theory suggesting that humansare ‘condemned to freedom’ referring to both the intellectual freedom and corporeal emancipation as a priori given states to thehuman condition. This idea of freedom comes to be undermined or put under question when one considers the position of theartwork in the exhibition, framed in the central dark gray wall, as if ‘imprisoned’. Additionally, the posture of the figure as wellas the chromatic choices of the artist implicitly leave a taste of a Self, tormented by emotional experiences of pain, joy, loss, desire; emotions of a freedom that might have liberating or confining effects. Facing the photo, the video titled ‘Munitio An- sari has composed a poem inEnglish (later translated in French) as an accompanying ele- ment for her ‘Munition’ series of works in 2014. The videorecorded as a video performance, only merely allows the spectator to read the poem or understand what is happening. At the closing of the video, the poem is read by a voice in English as follows: black and white shadowy landscape cloud formation aircraft, explosion, erased in places memory lost in official history some seeguns, some see faces enter the depths of the First World War a letter written by a soldier to his beloved from the front lines Nina Ansari, 2016 Text:  / Fotos: