exhibition 2001 Surface Tension
exhibition 2003 New Burlesque
exhibition 2005 Mermaids / Waterpark
exhibition 2009 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mother
21 April - 28 May 2005
After New Burlesque in 2003, the famous series exhibited several times abroad, and a book published, Katharina Bosse presents , in gallery anne barrault, "Mermaids" and "Waterparks" , a new set of original photographs taken in the United States from 1999 to 2004.
The Mermaid Parade is an annual event in Coney Island. During the last weekend in June, mermaids and neptunes gather for a colorful and arty event that concludes with a bath in the Atlantic Ocean. Coney Island is then declared officially open for the summer swimming season. The individual costumes are judged by a jury, which is easily bribed with (preferably alcoholic) gifts. The event is akin to a Mardi Gras/Carnival with lots of painted and decorated naked skin. This merry-making happening takes on a true poetical reality with this joyful, ingenuous, spontaneous, full of life crowd.
Katharina Bosse - Mermaids, Pink Mermaid with Balloon, 2002
Color Negative Print, 60 x 50 cm
All right reserved.©Katharina Bosse, 2001