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Janaina Tschäpe

Janaina Tschäpe (*1973, Munich, Germany), a German-Brazilian artist, is not only active as a painter, but also produces photo archives and videos. In the series After the Rain (2002), which includes the photographs shown here, Tschäpe took an interest in questions of identity and femininity, which were then extended to investigations of origins, evolution, change and death. Recalling the Indian goddess of rivers and water, whose first name Tschäpe shares, and inspired by the overwhelming lushness of the natural environment in Brazil, the artist produced condensed, narrative moments imbued with an often fairy-tale-like or mythical atmosphere. She frequently portrays figures whose human appearance takes on disturbing or disconcerting shapes as the result of appended, rampant growths. These scenarios, originally created for performance purposes, evolved into meticulously arranged productions that increasingly came to be designed from a painting perspective and were mostly set in the midst of jungle-like backdrops.

Artworks

  1. Janaina Tschäpe As Camaleoas, 2003

    Projection vidéo couleur, son
    17 min
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2002
    © Photogramme : Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Janaina Tschäpe Livia 2, 2002

    Photographie couleur
    101 x 127 cm chacune
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisitions 2004
    © Photos : Rémi Villaggi

  1. Janaina Tschäpe Livia 5, 2002

    Photographie couleur
    101 x 127 cm chacune
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisitions 2004
    © Photos : Rémi Villaggi

  1. Janaina Tschäpe Tristes Tropique II, 2005

    Aquarelle sur papier
    235 x 154 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Aquisition 2010
    © Photo : Rémi Villaggi

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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