This November, multimedia artist Annina Roescheisen will present a new series of work in her inaugural solo exhibition in New York, marking her entry into the New York art world. Titled What Are You Fishing For?, the exhibition features video art and a series of photographs. It will be on view at 90 Stanton Street from November 4 – 29, 2015.
What Are You Fishing For? is strongly influenced by the artists consolidated knowledge of humanities. Set in long steady shots with an added instrumental soundtrack, the film has the impact of a cinematic recording. Through an emotionally charged visual narrative, it powerfully mirrors the artist's inner landscape giving way to melancholy and a tangible coldness, while simultaneously touching on the elementary needs of human nature. It consists of one film and an edition of seven photographs.
What Are You Fishing For? is also on view at the Venice Biennale from May 9 until November 22, 2015 at Palazzo Bembo in the context of the European Pavilion.
Inspired by allegorical depictions, in a language thriving with symbolism, Roescheisen creates visual metaphors that allude to the human condition. Her broad use of technical and digital equipment, spanning sculpture, installations, photography, and video goes hand in hand with her engagement in the humanitarian field. Her “holistic” approach to art allows for a broad spectrum of activities and has seen the artist become an active participator in the human rights field and a collaborator with fellow artists. Roescheisen’s entry into the New York art scene will be accompanied by her motivation to foster dialogue and, in her own words, to bring “a human side” to art: “Art for me is about human emotions, about depth, growth, transformation, and liberation.”
The exhibition is on view at 90 Stanton Street, New York, NY, Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment.