ANNE-MIE VAN KERKHOVEN
curated by Yale Union
Sept. 12–Nov. 7, 2015
Opening Saturday, September 12, 7–9pm
Performance by Club Moral on Sunday, September 13, 9pm at Le Parvis de Bagnolet
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven draws everyday. The casual nature of her drawings are augmented by the methodical, chronological database she keeps them in. Her archive begins in 1972 and ends with yesterday’s effort.
When we first met, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven was 60 and full of the doubt that can beset an artist of consequence in late middle age. She was bored by the things she knew and also by that which her mind had allowed her hand to make. She did not want to work as she had, but since nothing but working could contain her intellectual turbulence—let alone begin to deplete her intensity—renouncing working would have been tantamount to The End. Drawing monopolized just enough of her despair to make the mystery of being herself something even she could sometimes laugh at, but it never neutralized the mystery entirely. It wasn’t supposed to. The mystery is hers not to dissipate with drawing but to intensify.
It is the voice of these drawings that holds me in place. It is the way they seem to house her mind, or are the essential means by which she communicates. When drawing, she is direct, unreachable, and willing to figure the kind of mind she has when rationality and purposiveness aren’t around. At bottom, it is a way for her to keep her circuits open, a way to think. This mental present, surrounding us, making noise, is difficult to put down in art, but at times these drawings are thought itself.
The exhibition was designed by Anne–Mie Van Kerckhoven and Samyra Moumouh. […]
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