LICHT UND SCHWARZ / DIRTY DRAWINGS / NOWHERE LAND / ADDENDUM / ALAWO / FRACTALS / PRIORITY / ABECEDARIUM / LIES / WOUNDS / SMILES / LEHENLEITEN / DRAWER / STILLE / TREE / DIABELLI / NOCTURNES / LOST / RECALL / ENPOINTE / DIARY / SILENCE / RESETTING / BACKSTREETS / CRISIS / ACA / KUNSTKLAPPE / TABLE / DISCOURSE / VIVOS /
THEY CALLED ME A DRAWER (POSSIBILITIES ARE LIMITED)
This series is born from the artist's liminal state temporarily living and working in a foreign environment and experiencing the world through the uncanny filter of a foreign language and culture.
It mines the symbolic and semiotic value of this linguistic (dis)connection, revealing personal truths that speak to greater, universal ones. Kone's appropriation and exploration of the ambiguities
found in the term "drawer" serve as a point of departure for a poignant set of questions regarding his own artistic identity, on the one hand, and the universal urge to self- define (and perhaps, self-preserve)
on the other. (Aniko Berman)
Download the text about this series written by Aniko Berman, Milena Dimitrova and Jeanne Wolff-Bernstein (English/German).
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