THINKING OF YOU
KÖNIG DIGITAL | DECENTRALAND | CHAPEL & SALEROOM
18 JULY - 08 AUGUST 2021
Addie Wagenknecht turns the disillusioning experiences of online relationships into poetic paintings and photographs in her digital solo show THINKING OF YOU at KÖNIG GALERIE in Decentraland, a virtual world based on the blockchain.
The internet is a place where people come together and yet are isolated from each other. Technology creates distance and enables intimacy that makes humans vulnerable. The screen in between protects and alienates, dick pics are being sent, people are getting ghosted. In the series SEXT, GHOST and ALIVE STILL, Wagenknecht processes the experience of being online as a woman. She makes the often-imposed intimacy and the unexpected consequences of the unseen communication tangible.
Addie Wagenknecht (* 1981, USA) explores the tension between expression and technology. She seeks to blend modern action painting, gestures and loss of control. Her site specific performances are often created utilizing symbiotic gestural application of contemporary materials such as cosmetics, holi pigment with drones and IoT devices whose purpose is subverted as the artist brush.
Wagenknecht lives and works between the US and Europe. She holds a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, and has previously held fellowships at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City, Culture Lab UK, Institute HyperWerk for Postindustrial Design Basel (CH), The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and CERN (CH).
Previous exhibitions include MuseumsQuartier Wien, Vienna, Austria; The Istanbul Modern; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Center Pompidou, Paris; New Museum New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In 2016 she collaborated with Chanel and I-D magazine as part of their Sixth Sense series. In 2017 her work was acquired by the Whitney Museum for American Art.
Her work has been featured in numerous books, and media, such as The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, DerStandard, I-D, ArtForum, Arte and Art in America.
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