This week saw the release of Anohni’s radical album HOPELESSNESS, a politically-charged electronic project with co-producers Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. In a 25-year career, the Dazed cover star has produced hit after hit, built a political presence and delved into fine art. Now, she’s hosting her own exhibit with original artwork.
Titled Anohni: My Truth, the show will take place at the German museum Kunsthalle Bielefeld. It will feature “collages with found objects from everyday life”, childhood memorabilia and encaustic paintings made with hot wax. The artistic agenda, according to the museum, is to draw attention to the effects of climate change and individual responsibility for preserving the environment.
The creative polymath has also curated pieces for the project, hand-picking works that have influenced her own. Pieces exhibited include work from Peter Hujar, considered to be the photographer of the ‘AIDS generation’ in 70s New York; the performative visuals of Japanese Butoh dancer Kazuo Ono and sculptures by James Elaine, shown for the first time in Europe.