• Maria Anna Dewes

    Galerie Meert Rihoux

    The gallery is empty, except for a small table placed in the center of the space. Ten plaster-of-paris heads are arranged in an oval, facing inward toward each other. At first glance they seem to be exactly alike. In fact, their faces are exactly alike, made from the same mold. The only difference between the ten heads are their haircuts. Each face is topped by an individual coiffure: parted down the middle, on the side, Julius Caesar-style, mop-cut, etc.

    Maria Anna Dewes is a young German artist, currently living in Düsseldorf. In one sense, her piece, entitled Eine Arbeit (A work, 1990), can

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