What is it?
A design for a four-post bed for the most comfortable sleep?
Or a guillotine for the eternal nap?
Maybe this is a protective construction for pets?
Or something like the basic foundation for architectural structures?
Perhaps this is a first substantial draft for a design idea?

So many questions can generate only something that regardless of the question "what is it?" bears paramount strength of charm; in fact that is what our consciousness wants to comprehend.

It is at this level of non-graspable charm that Anna K.E. works.

Interstate Projects is pleased to present I Suppose My Doctor Is Dead, an exhibition of large-scale installations, drawings, and video. Anna K.E.’s constructions capture us with mysterious silence where suddenly, like flashes in the deaf and dumb cosmos, embedded texts of video clips appear, printed or painted images of exalted human stories: hysteria, despair, sadness and sometimes deep religious insight.

Entering the space of her exhibition, we find ourselves on the stage and rendered to the performance, which is ours – our personal performance of tremendous power well known from our very own experience – the full drama of our souls. This young artist does not want to entertain us. With her elegant and mysterious artistic language she speaks to us about our lives – our very feelings that we try to clean out from our daily existence because they do not correspond well to the exchange values that structure our society.

text by Gia Edzgveradze

May 11 - June 9, 2013

Opening reception May 11, 7-10 pm


Frieze - In Focus - Anna K.E.

Interstate Projects focuses on young, emerging artists, and works to connect artists and ideas from across the country. The gallery is located in Bushwick at 66 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn NY 11237. Our hours are Friday – Sunday 12 – 6 and by appointment. For further information or images contact Tom Weinrich, tom@interstateprojects.com, or visit www.interstateprojects.com.

Directions: L train to Morgan Ave. The gallery is located on the first floor of 66 Knickerbocker Ave, with the entrance to the gallery located inside a gated outdoor courtyard. Signs are located on the exterior of the building.