EVA & ADELE - Obsidian
Lippold-Gallery, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany (catalogue)
March 10 - May 26, 2013
For the first time EVA & ADELE present their pencil drawing oeuvre in a comprehensive exhibition. In conjunction with the series of nine vinyl costumes, they provide a haunting, touching view on the radicality of a lifelong performance.
EVA and ADELE come from the future. Since 1991 they have been appearing in the international art world all around the globe, always together, always dressed the same, always smiling, and transforming the places they appear. “Wherever we are is a museum”. Alongside their extensive performance and media works, in recent years they have also appeared in public with a broad artistic oeuvre.
Less well known, however, is the graphic work arising in large cycles and which, particularly in recent times, has become obviously darker and more private. For the first time here EVA & ADELE will be punching holes in the perfect cocoon of their twin identity and using artistic means to grant insights into highly personal matters beyond the sensations of their public appearances.
“Obsidian” is the name for a black, volcanic glass and the title of the first exhibition showing the other side of EVA & ADELE. It draws us into an interim world between pink light and shadows soaked in black.
The Artist = A Work of Art
MOCAK? Musuem of Contemporary Art in Krakau, Krakau, Poland (catalogue)
February 17 - April 29, 2012
EVA & ADELE are a couple of German artists who live and create ABOVE GENDER BOUNDARIES . Their guiding principle is: WHEREVER WE ARE IS MUSEUM! They want to impose on the world their vision of FUTURING.
EVA & ADELE function in public space as an art work. The artists treat their own bodies as living sculpture, streets – as galleries and grand artistic events as a museum. Their careful and elaborate make-up and costumes conceal a small woman and a large man, whose spiritual femininity has conquered his masculinity. The artistic activities of the pair are documented and commented on by the audience and by casual passersby. The pair collects the photographs and films produced by the public.
At the MOCAK exhibition, we shall be presenting photographic documentation, costumes and video.