Annabel Daou
A Year Like Any Other
Apr 28 – Jul 31, 2021

»We wore the year on us. It left traces on the body, notes in the margins of our lives. A few sentences discovered sometime later describe some ordinary or extraordinary event, the sense of the moment, the mood of the time, the time of the year: early spring, that summer, last fall, another winter.«

— Annabel Daou

Annabel Daou
A Year Like Any Other
Apr 28 – Jul 31, 2021

We wore the year on us. It left traces on the body, notes in the margins of our lives. A few sentences discovered sometime later describe some ordinary or extraordinary event, the sense of the moment, the mood of the time, the time of the year: early spring, that summer, last fall, another winter.

Annabel Daou’s fifth solo exhibition A Year Like Any Other at Galerie Tanja Wagner consists out of twelve works on paper and a video work. It is structured around 365 events that occurred somewhere in the world over the course of a year. Together these works chart the body moving through time and grappling with the physical and emotional spaces that constrain it.

In the works on paper, the threads of day-to-day life ramify into networks of fleeting moments. The surfaces are fabric-like, dyed in ink, cut, and held together with mending tissue. The forms and the way in which language hovers around them, allude to Egyptian wall drawings of weeping women, as well as early medical drawings known as “wound men.” They are produced through a sequence of dance-like movements in which the paper is sliced through, pulled apart, and reassembled. The pieces hang in a tenuous balance, suggestive of both fragility and resilience.

In the video work the body is by turns constricted and set free. The inside becomes outside as the world breaks in through scrims and screens, the piercing sounds of sirens and slashing of helicopter blades. A woman learns to dance a communal dance alone, without the arms of others to hook her arms into, without a lead to follow. Her head is caught. She twists in an awkward breathless attempt to escape.

What remains of a year? Marks on a wall. Fragments of disparate events. Residues of class and power. Whatever is left, whatever we find, becomes the story.

Annabel Daou - a woman returns to earth (february), 2021

Annabel Daou
a woman returns to earth (february), 2021

Annabel Daou
a woman returns to earth (february), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182,8 x 76,2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou
a crop is destroyed by locusts (may), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182,8 x 76,2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a crop is destroyed by locusts (may), 2021

Annabel Daou
a crop is destroyed by locusts (may), 2021

Annabel Daou
a crop is destroyed by locusts (may), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182,8 x 76,2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - A Year Like Any Other, 2021

»What remains of a year?
Marks on a wall.
Fragments of disparate events.
Residues of class and power.
Whatever is left, whatever we find, becomes the story.«

— Annabel Daou

Detail

Detail

Detail

Annabel Daou - a demonstration, a massive explosuin, a walk on the beach (august), 2021

Annabel Daou
a demonstration, a massive explosuin, a walk on the beach (august), 2021

Annabel Daou
a demonstration, a massive explosion, a walk on the beach (august), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182,8 x 76,2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou
an unknown object makes its closest approach to earth (december), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182,8 x 76,2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - an unknown object makes its closest approach to earth (december), 2021

Annabel Daou
an unknown object makes its closest approach to earth (december), 2021

Annabel Daou
an unknown object makes its closest approach to earth (december), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182,8 x 76,2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - A Year Like Any Other, 2021

Annabel Daou
a year like any other, 2020
HD video, colour, sound 30:00 min.
Edition of 5

€ 15,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - A Year Like Any Other, 2021
Annabel Daou - a million protesters take to the streets (january), 2021

Annabel Daou
a million protesters take to the streets (january), 2021

Annabel Daou
a million protesters take to the streets (january), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a town is struck by three tornadoes (march), 2021

Annabel Daou
a town is struck by three tornadoes (march), 2021

Annabel Daou
a town is struck by three tornadoes (march), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a state of alarm is extended (april), 2021

Annabel Daou
a state of alarm is extended (april), 2021

Annabel Daou
a state of alarm is extended (april), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a circus goes bankrupt (june), 2021

Annabel Daou
a circus goes bankrupt (june), 2021

Annabel Daou
a circus goes bankrupt (june), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a statue is torn down (july), 2021

Annabel Daou
a statue is torn down (july), 2021

Annabel Daou
a statue is torn down (july), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a woman is older (september), 2021

Annabel Daou
a woman is older (september), 2021

Annabel Daou
a woman is older (september), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a city falls (october), 2021

Annabel Daou
a city falls (october), 2021

Annabel Daou
a city falls (october), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a fragile plant is repotted (november), 2021

Annabel Daou
a fragile plant is repotted (november), 2021

Annabel Daou
a fragile plant is repotted (november), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18,00.00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a million protesters take to the streets (january), 2021

Annabel Daou
a million protesters take to the streets (january), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a woman returns to earth (february), 2021

Annabel Daou
a woman returns to earth (february), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a town is struck by three tornadoes (march), 2021

Annabel Daou
a town is struck by three tornadoes (march), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a state of alarm is extended (april), 2021

Annabel Daou
a state of alarm is extended (april), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a crop is destroyed by locusts (may), 2021

Annabel Daou
a crop is destroyed by locusts (may), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a circus goes bankrupt (june), 2021

Annabel Daou
a circus goes bankrupt (june), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a statue is torn down (july), 2021

Annabel Daou
a statue is torn down (july), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a demonstration, a massive explosion, a walk on the beach (august), 2021

Annabel Daou
a demonstration, a massive explosion, a walk on the beach (august), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a woman is older (september), 2021

Annabel Daou
a woman is older (september), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
184.7 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a city falls (october), 2021

Annabel Daou
a city falls (october), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - a fragile plant is repotted (november), 2021

Annabel Daou
a fragile plant is repotted (november), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou - an unknown object makes its closest approach to earth (december), 2021

Annabel Daou
an unknown object makes its closest approach to earth (december), 2021
Ink, repair tape on microfiber paper
182.8 x 76.2 cm, 199 x 90 x 5 cm (framed)

€ 18.000,00 (VAT not included)

Annabel Daou
a year like any other, 2020
HD video, colour, sound
30:00 min.
Edition of 5

€ 15.000,00 (VAT not included)

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