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  • Installations, 2002–2011
  • Daniela Comani

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Daniela Comani, Sono stata io. Diario 1900-1999, 2002/2006
print on net vinyl: 118 x 236 inches
installation view: Focus on Contemporary Italian Art, MAMbo, Bologna, since 2008.
Courtesy the artist and MAMbo, Bologna

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Daniela Comani, It Was Me. Diary 1900-1999, 2002/2011
installation view: 54th Venice Biennale,
The Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino
print on net vinyl: 158 x 236 inches
Courtesy the artist

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Daniela Comani, Ich war's. Tagebuch 1900-1999
installation view: History will repeat itself, Hartware
MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, 2007
print on net vinyl: 118 x 236 inches
Courtesy the artist

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Daniela Comani, Ich war's. Tagebuch 1900-1999
installation view: History will repeat itself
KW-Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2007
print on net vinyl: 137 x 216 inches
Courtesy the artist

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Daniela Comani, It Was Me. Diary 1900-1999 (detail)
Courtesy the artist

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Daniela Comani, C'était moi. Journal 1900-1999 installation view: Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest, France, 2010-2011 print on net vinyl: 13 x 52 feet Courtesy the artist and Centre d'Art Passerelle

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Daniela Comani, C'était moi. Journal 1900-1999
installation view: Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest, France, 2010-2011
print on net vinyl: 13 x 52 feet
Courtesy the artist and Centre d'Art Passerelle
Photo: Nicolas Ollier

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Daniela Comani, It Was Me. Around Alexanderplatz in 32 Days. 1805-2007 (detail)
October 2007-February 2008
installation view: Alexanderplatz subway station, Berlin
32 billboards, each 73 x 148 inches
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Thomas Bruns

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Daniela Comani, It Was Me. Around Alexanderplatz in 32 Days. 1805-2007 (detail)
October 2007-February 2008
installation view: Alexanderplatz subway station, Berlin
32 billboards, each 73 x 148 inches
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Thomas Bruns

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Daniela Comani, It Was Me. Around Alexanderplatz in 32 Days. 1805-2007 (detail)
October 2007-February 2008
installation view: Alexanderplatz subway station, Berlin
32 billboards, each 73 x 148 inches
Courtesy the artist
Photo: Thomas Bruns

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Daniela Comani

Originally from Bologna, Daniela Comani has lived and worked in Berlin since 1989. Her multimedia installations exploit the malleability of digital imagery to reveal protean definitions of gender and history. Using photos and texts from newspapers, television, and books that at first appear familiar to us, she explores foreignness and intimacy, history and interpretation, and the mechanisms of comprehension. Her work has been shown internationally and is included in the permanent collections of Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, and Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin. Selected recent exhibitions include the San Marino Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), 366 Days, 52 Bookcovers, and 1 Happy Couple, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles (2011), C'était moi. Journal 1900-1999, Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest (2010), and Ich war's. In 32 Tagen um den Alexanderplatz. 1805-2007, NGBK, U2 Alexanderplatz, Berlin (2007).

www.danielacomani.net

Installations, 2002-2011

It Was Me. Diary 1900-1999 presents one hundred years of history out of any chronological order presented in the first person. It is in essence a diary of the twentieth century written as though all the events actually involved the author. From one day to the next, from one report to the next, she is a passive witness, then an activist, then victim, then perpetrator. In this way she is seemingly the initiator of these twentieth-century historical events. It Was Me. Diary 1900-1999, which has been produced in English, French, Italian, and German, exists in three versions: as a large digital print on vinyl cloth, as an audio-installation, and as a book.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6539
Print ISSN
0300-7162
Pages
pp. 1-206
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-06
Open Access
No
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