Koal Gallery proudly presents the first Jeanno Gaussi exhibition in Germany.
The vernissage will take place on 14 February 7-9 pm.
The exhibition DEDICATED is on display until 29 March at our show rooms in Brunnenstrasse 25 B (first floor).
The works of Jeanno Gaussi deal with questions of cultural identity and the storage of memory-scraps. Photographs and installations originating mainly from travels of the artist to Kabul between 2007 and the present day will be on display.
“War Rug Project” is a continuous discourse of Gaussi with regards to the penetration by structures of war and power on Afghan society Gaussi captures depictions of tanks woven into cloth as well as personal memory pictures and created from this an individual design vocabulary. Koal Gallery is showing garments installed on a wardrobe: long-sleeved chapans, a symbol of wealth and the social situation, and traditional peraans, the robe of the down-to-earth man.
The Work “Dreams on Wheels” was only recently produced in 2013. On her expedition to the Afghan capital Jeanno Gaussi met a man who had learned a dying craft while living in exile: “Truckpainters” paint vehicles, in particular large-sized ones, with elaborate depictions of personal fantasies of the respective owners. Gaussi intuitively establishes a link to the exhibited individualism of the Western youth culture and asks the painter to take a skateboard, a vehicle foreign to him. The intense dialogue between the artists about the worlds within and goals in life ultimately lead to seven works of art in glorious colors.