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Annette Merrild’s opening at Ventana Contemporary


Photos and News about Sculptural Painting opening at Ventana Contemporary in Ibiza.

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E-kutse: Kumu hitid. Kaasaegne kunst Eesti Kunstimuuseumi kogust



Annette Merrild Sculptural Painting


Ventana Contemporary

As a mediator between opposite realities of the human experience, Annette Merrild uses photography, painting and sculpture as means of communication. Her two photographic series on Self Bondage, titled ‘Self Control’ and ‘Sculptural paintings’, reach beyond the limits of power-crazed sexual differentiation. She places her models using choreographic instructions in a stance that emphasizes the intrinsic value of the ropes, in dramatic visual forms that are free from all classical painting tradition or experimental photography influences. The bondages are woven by practitioners themselves and worn hidden under their actual day clothes. The purposes can be the appeal of self-control or the enjoyment to bypass societal norms. Women do not submit to a dominant sexual subject as objects, and the bondage does not restrict their autonomy of decision-making in any way. Merrild’s images simultaneously represent an emancipated interpretation of female sexuality, witnessing a point of view on the present moment in the history of feminine representations and deserving to be located in the feminist discourse and an important contribution to post-modern art.

Annette Merrild was born in Denmark in 1972. After studying classical painting technique at the School for Visual Arts in Copenhagen between 1992 and 93, in 1995 she worked as a wood carver with Cooperation Akamba Handcrafts Industry in Mombasa, Kenia. From 1996 to 2002, she was a student at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg and scholar of Werner Büttner and Bernhard Blume, finishing with a Master’s degree. In 2004, she was awarded an honorary diploma by Franz Erhard Walther. Her conceptual photography has been exhibited successfully in Beverly Hills, Hamburg, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, St. Petersburg, Warsaw and Paris. Annette Merrild lives and works in Barcelona.

Kumu Hits. Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Art Museum of Estonia



5th floor, the Gallery of Contemporary Art

The Art Museum of Estonia is the biggest local collector and buyer of contemporary art. Works that qualify as hits have been selected to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kumu Art Museum. The exhibition sheds light on processes involving the museum, the artist, the audience and the work of art.

Kaarel Kurismaa. Figures and Cats. 2006. Art Museum of Estonia

New exhibition in Ibiza, Spain

Annette Merrild and Nina Vagic

Annette Merrild and Nina Vagic

I am glad to announce that I have a new partner gallery in Ibiza, first solo show start on 26th March 2016.


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Self Control at Earth Gallery, Paris


Review at Ten Days in Paris

Review at Que Faire France

Review at All Events Paris

Watch the exhibition video on Facebook.

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Solo Show at Art Karlsruhe with gallery Michael Schultz, Berlin.