Between the Skin and the Prop
A conversation with Monica L. Miller
March 4 – May 3, 2015
Opening reception March 3, 2015,7-9 pm
Lecture by Grüne-Yanoff and Miller
March 8, 11.30 am
In Joanne Grüne-Yanoff’s exhibition Between the Skin and the Prop, the artist exchanges ideas with the scholar Monica L. Miller, who writes her a letter after seeing an exhibition of her work in Stockholm, Sweden.
The point of inception is the artist’s video, "Fly!". An extended dialogue - encompassing video, sculpture, images and letters - unfolds between the two researchers, forming a vibrant exchange of new artworks and ideas. Touching upon race, place, oppression and liberation, the conversation becomes a meditation on what it is to be human.
Joanne Grüne-Yanoff was born in 1966 in Philadelphia, USA, and has led a peripatetic life that landed her in Stockholm, Sweden, where she is cu rently based. Since the 1990s she has been exhibiting throughout the United States and Europe.
Recently, the artist has taken on a series of collaborators, including scientists, scholars, and classical musicians. Her engagement with these diverse creators adds fuel to her established program, in which she employs a variety of media to tell stories of hidden urges and secret desires.
In exhibitions that interweave sound installation, video installation, photo-based images, sculpture, and words, Grüne-Yanoff immerses the viewer in a poetic as delicate as it is tenacious. Joanne Grüne-Yanoff’s art has been written about in publications in Europe and the United States, and her works have been acquired by numerous public and private collections.