Die Künstlerin Annette Frick im Portrait
Annette Frick in der Ausstellung "Augenblick im Niemandsland", c

Annette Frick
A Moment in No Man’s Land

06.05.2023 –

Since the early 1980s photographer and filmmaker Annette Frick (*1957 in Bonn, lives in Berlin) has been portraying subculture scenes and historically charged places between poetic expressiveness and political metaphor. Marta Herford is showing the artist’s largest museum exhibition to date.

The figures portrayed involve personalities outside the populist mainstream, including icons of the drag scene who have been influential in shaping contemporary transgender identity, such as Vaginal Davis or Mario Montez, Tima the Divine, Ovo Maltine, Bev Stroganov, Juwelia Soraya, ZsaZsa Hollywoodlawn and many others. Despite the rather documentary-looking black-and-white photography, Frick creates moments that make the familiar atmosphere between her and her protagonists palpable. This also applies to her nude self-portraits, which deal with themes of representational culture and identity in a way that is as uncompromising as it is sensitive. Her flair for staging, the great matter-of-factness and the authenticity with which she works are also comprehensible in the film works. In addition, she ran project and exhibition spaces and published the fanzine “Jenseits der Trampelpfade“ (Beyond the Beaten Paths), and was thus always firmly anchored in a scene with which she is in constant exchange, which ultimately shows in her work.

Thank you

Marta partners
Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners as well as the Marta Fund for New Art for their ongoing support of our program.