October 19, 2011 - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s In a Saturnian World
October 19, 2011

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s In a Saturnian World

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Installation View, The Renaissance Society, 2011.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven:
In a Saturnian World

September 25–December 18, 2011

5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637


The Renaissance Society will present four new bodies of work by Antwerp-based Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, including numerous new works on paper; an interactive computer animation; and a related series of computer generated prints. Her artistic output includes a diverse array of mediums including painting, drawing, collage, interactive computer animation, video, computer generated prints, all of which are included in the exhibition. Van Kerkhoven synthesizes disparate visual and textual elements in her work. Her illustrational technique favors hard-edged flat planes in a neon RGB palette, with her most common imagery being drawn from pre-sexual revolution soft pornography. She appropriates text from a range of discourses, including philosophy, science, poetry, theology. Her work addresses metaphysical reflections on mind, body, universe, and perception. This is Van Kerckhoven’s first solo United States museum exhibition.

About The Renaissance Society
The Renaissance Society is one of the premier contemporary art institutions in the United States. Many of its exhibitions are national debuts, and many have included newly commissioned work. The museum offers educational programs that supplement the exhibition schedule, including concerts, lectures and readings.

The Renaissance Society is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, in Cobb Hall, on the fourth floor. It is open Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is free. Visit www.renaissancesociety.org to learn more about the exhibitions and events.

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