Daniela Comani

Neuerscheinungen 2019

900* Euro

Daniela Comani (born in Bologna, Italy, in 1965, lives and works in Berlin) creates art which looks into identity and the way gender is assigned. In doing so, she works with everyday images and in this way opens a personal channel to her viewers. She uses very different media to reorganise contexts and information and to pose questions on the legitimacy of the events portrayed. To this end, she also applies shifts in perspective, as, for example, in the 2002 work, Ich war’s. Tagebuch 1900-1999 (It was me. Diary 1900-1999) . Here she presents historical events from a century as a first-person narrator and thus creates space for re-thinking historical connections and social structures.

This year, she was part of the Kunstverein’s exhibition, Political Affairs - Language Is Not Innocent, where she presented her Neuerscheinungen hrsg. von Daniela Comani (New Releases, published by Daniela Comani).These present book covers of literary classics, which seem familiar to us at first sight. We only realise after a closer look that they have been altered in an aesthetically subtle way, but one subverting their content. The Little Prince and The Brothers Karamazow become The Little Princess and The Sisters Karamazow, and Ernest Hamingway becomes the author of The Old Woman and the Sea. By dint of this “what if?”, Cormani succeeds in intervening in literary history, provoking reflections on what the alternatives present. Hence the flexibility

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2019
  • Political Affairs – Language Is Not Innocent, Kunstverein in Hamburg (G)
    It was me. Diary 1900-1999, SOUND CORNER, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rom (S)
    Vergessen – Warum wir nicht alles erinnern, Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (G)
  • 2018
  • Planet Earth: 21st Century, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta, Jakarta (S)
  • 2017
  • My Way – A modo mio, MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (G)
    Selección Natural – This ist he Cover of the Book, CCL Blanquerna, Madrid (S)
  • 2016
  • Dall’oggi al domani, 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea, MACRO – Museo d’Arte Moderna, via Nizza, Rom (S)
  • 2015
  • Unprotected Zone, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem (S)