Political Speech # 12 - Anastasia Ax
Photos by Yannis Drakoulidis / FOSPHOTOS

Performance Exile by Anastasia Ax

On Saturday, May 31st, at 20:30, Kunsthalle Athena inaugurated its annual parallel events programme Political Speeches! Firstly, Anastasia Ax transformed her installation Exile through a dynamic performance.

Anastasia Ax altered her installation Exile in the presence of audience.
Saturday, May 31st, at 20:30

The work Exile by Anastasia Ax was altered in its second stage. Through a performative event, which combined action and sound, the installation Exile did undergo a brutal transformation. Anastasia Ax’s mediums for this performance were her body, water, ink and microphones which transmitted the sound of her movements and her voice. Her intention was to give the village-constellation new shape and meaning.
At the same time the use of ink took new significance not only as part of a drawing tradition, but as an element of poison and bile, melancholy and devastation. For the artist every performance is a new experience, a meeting between the performer and the audience in which the raw energy is transferred to meet the viewer in an unpredictable situation.
The launch of the new book by the artist under the title ANASTASIA AX, 2007-2013 took place at the same evening.

Anastasia Ax was born 1979 in Stockholm. She currently lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Recent solo shows include Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, 2014, Gallery SINNE, Helsinki 2013, Gallery Christina Wilson, 2010, Copenhagen and AM project space, Shanghai. Recent group shows include Arezzo Biennale, 2013, ISSUE project room / Swedish Energies, NY, 2013, EXPLOSION, Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, 2012, Bonniers Konsthall (SRC) Stockholm, 2012 and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland 2010. In 2012 Ax was awarded IASPIS one-year residency grant at ISCP, Brooklyn, NYC, while in 2010 she was shortlisted for Carnegie Art Award.
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