ARTIST TALK: Ananké Asseff

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Ananké Asseff, El secreto tenía que develarse (detail),photographic performance. analogical photograph.

ARTIST TALK: Ananké Asseff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 7pm
ArtCenter’s Project 924 | 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Visiting artist Ananké Asseff presents her work in conversation with curator Susan Caraballo. Asseff is part of ArtCenter’s international artist exchange program with Panal 361 in Buenos Aires, Argentina established in 2013. She is part of the upcoming exhibition, “The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be” curated by Caraballo.

Ananké Asseff | Buenos Aires, 1971 | Lives and works in Buenos Aires
Asseff’s diverse body of work includes photography, installation and video. In Asseff’s earlier work, she presents highly charged scenarios that evoke imagined and/or provoked fear within individual and social constructs. Danger exists not as an occurrence, but as a hypothesis. The presumption of imminent danger loads her scenarios with tension. Through this earlier and more recent work, she explores how we perceive the world based on our own preconceived notions and the influences of the media, the audiovisual industry and the society that we live in. She questions this consistently in her work as this influences our most intimate feelings, how we relate to others and how we see the world.

Asseff’s works can be found in the collections of the Tate Modern (London), J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam (Havana) and ARTER (Istanbul); and in Argentina, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes, the Museo Castagnino+MACRO (Rosario), the Palais de Glace (Buenos Aires), the Museo E. Caraffa (Córdoba) and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires). She has received numerous distinctions, prizes and awards. Her work has been featured in publications including magazines: TIME, L’Insensé Photo, Fototazo 2015, Magazine Photoworld China, 2014, Auto Focus; and books The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photograph, Fotografía en Argentina 1840-2010, POETICAS CONTEMPORANEAS_Artes visuales en Argentina 1990-2010, and others. Asseff has also participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Paris, Spain, Switzerland, United States and China. 

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