Annie et annelise: works by Annelise Coste

Sep 8, 2005 – Oct 15, 2005
Para/Site Central
Hanart TZ Gallery
2/F, 5 Queen’s Road Central

Annelise Coste


Annelise Coste is known in Europe for her idiosyncratic and political drawings and installations. Her works, often provocative, sometimes funny, are comments on the powerful and violent world around her. Her drawings and actions seem almost naively simple at first glance but slowly reveal their deep philosophical and existential potential.

Tramperformance is a student work of hers. In her performance, her art school acts as a train station and the next stop, Zurich’s contemporary art spaces, symbolizes the finish line. Her running against a much more powerful opponent is a depiction of her permanent struggle as a political artist and a common person who tries to find her position in an overwhelming society.

For P/S Central, Annelise Coste sent photographs she took in Hong Kong on a visit with her Hong Kong born and raised girlfriend. The photographs are not only sexy snapshots of a pair of lovers but can also be seen as a comment on an east/western (art) relationship and its dependencies.

The video of Tramperformance, is also part of Power Plays, an exhibition at Para Site Art Space, featuring 11 video works by local and international artists who challenge authorities in different ways.

The exhibition at Para Site Art Space runs from September 9 to October 4, 2005.


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The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.