FILED UNDER / Jina Khayyer @ Andreas Murkudis
Andreas Murkudis, Berlin, December 14, 2012
Jina Khayyer · Lust and Love - Presentation and reading
PARK, Vienna, December 8, 2012
Stamp on Canvas (2012)
Reproduced on 100% Silk · Limited Edition of 100 · Size: 148 X 107 cm
Ask any person to describe the most treasured object they possess and they’ll tell you a story. In Jina Khayyer’s case when asked to turn the blank silk carrée into a treasured piece of Khayyer she tells us a story. A love story. An autobiographical love story. The morning after a clubby night. Waking in someone else’s bed. The first night spent together. The other still asleep. A cat roams the apartment. Paris.
Scanned Newspaper Collage (2012)
Reproduced on 100% Silk · Limited Edition of 81 · Size: 107 X 140 cm
An important guest in faraway countries: big game hunter Franz Josef Strauss in 1981, in Pakistan. In 1980 and 1981, West Germany tucked away happily in a vacuum. So it seemed. Everybody believed that there would be two Germanys forever. The Soviet Union? Sorry, too big to fail. Anyway: They would never let go of East Germany. Actually West Germany was a country in the middle of the historical hurricane raging all around, and what seemed like a vacuum was in fact the eye of the storm.