STUDIO: Rana Elnemr


The artist examines historical and contemporary webs of relations in her works— relations between people, but also people’s relationship to the animals, plants, objects, and (artistic) materials in their surroundings. Recent works by the artist furthermore negotiate the embeddedness of humans in cosmic dimensions. 
With the continuation and new assembly of the series of works entitled riparian, Rana Elnemr responds to the STUDIO of the Kunsthalle Mannheim. Meadows near a river are characterized by the meeting of water and riverside landscape. This encounter of two elements is similar to the architectural element of the shaft that the work alludes to, which lets light enter into the artist’s residence and studio and the houses in the immediate vicinity. Rana Elnemr recognized such as encounter of inside and outside in the STUDIO of the Kunsthalle Mannheim. The exhibition space is open to the audience free of charge and almost seamlessly connects the space of the museum with the city.
With the in-between, Rana Elnemr captures a productive, yet in its openness also unsettling space from our surroundings and transforms it in her work process. The multilayered character of the artworks and their openness to connections raise a number of questions and are unsettling—an experience that is today also tangible outside the exhibition spaces. They invite visitors to explore the various layers and set off on a journey to the image and color worlds of Rana Elnemr.

Curator: Susanna Baumgartner


Finissage with lecture performance: Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 4 pm (€ 6)


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This exhibition has been made possible by a benefit auction by ARTgenossen, the Young Friends of the Kunsthalle Mannheim.

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STUDIO: Rana Elnemr
Published by Kunsthalle Mannheim
Editors: Susanna Baumgartner and Johan Holten
With an essay by Susanna Baumgartner and an interview with Rana Elnemr
32 pages, 14 color illustrations
Book size: 24 x 17 cm
English / German
Softcover / Design: Alexander Lorenz
Publication Date: April 2024
Price: 5 Euro

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