My digital print series, Degenerates, is connected to the 1937 Nazi exhibition in Munich, Degenerate Art. My artwork uses photos of 12 of the original participating artists: Emil Nolde, Hans Grundig, Herbert Bayer, Johannes Itten, Lyonel Feininger, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Otto Dix, Wassily Kandinsky, Raoul Hausmann, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, and Jankel Adler. Josef Ka. March 2020 Rankka Gallery. Helsinki. Finland
PHOTOGRAPHY/CURATORIAL SUPPORT Mark Maher
Published by Josef Ka
International performance, visual and sound artist Josef Ka’s blends richly varied influences – everything from Butoh dance to cinematic theory – with her decades of nomadic world travel to create bold, highly personal site-specific art.
Josef Ka’s themes range from investigating the place of the human body in contemporary reality to exploring the inner body as a representative system of our human and post human kind.
Her artistic practice often actively invites the audience inside a sort of private reverie, making it is a deeply participatory one; she actively engages with both her audiences and with a wide diversity of other experimental artists.
In addition to her own work, Josef Ka curates a regular series of events and exhibitions at her Helsinki underground space – Sauna Gallery – and teaches classes on the theory and practice of performance art. She is also the inventor of the WORST THEATRE and her yogic training system, KA-YOGA.
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