• Mismatched Pair, 2002.

    Mismatched Pair, 2002.

    Chloe Piene

    Kunsthalle Bern
    Helvetiaplatz 1
    January 31–March 21, 2004

    Curated by Bernhard Fibicher

    Recently selected for this year’s Whitney Biennial, Chloe Piene is also in line for a significant European showing. The Kunsthalle Bern dedicates its entire space to her recent gender-dysphoric, sonically hypnotic videos and haunting, gothic-erotic works on paper. Playing on genres as disparate as feminist performance art, heavy-metal videos, and the death-and-the-maiden drawings of Munch and Schiele, Piene’s examination of concepts of violation and desire draws a fine line between meditation and provocation. The catalogue includes essays by Lee Triming and Kunsthalle director Bernhard Fibicher.