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Carnivalesca – What Painting Might Be

Donna Huanca
Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
6 March – 2 May 2021

Huanca’s two-dimensional painting practice is fundamentally linked to the performative elements of her oeuvre. Photographs of her performers’ decorated bodies are blown up and transposed to canvas, where they are re-worked with paint. Gesture is enlarged and amplified; the soundlessness of her performances reverberates across her abstract compositions. Featuring new work by Donna Huanca, the group exhibition Carnivalesca at the Kunstverein in Hamburg explores the meaning of carnival and how it has shaped contemporary painting.

Artwork: Donna Huanca, DIOSAS de CUEVA VERDE EMOCIÓNALES, (D.F. Copal), 2021. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin. Photographed by: Matthias Kolb