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Keep the Rosy Wing Strong

“Wherever we are is a museum”: Eva and Adele’s thirty-year-long performance project.
Eva and Adele are a pair of artists known for their permanent, lifelong performance as “hermaphrodite twins from the future.” This performance takes place worldwide in a variety of public spaces and has garnered them a reputation as fashion icons. CUM (Latin for “with”) is their series of media-and-performance pieces that form the essence of their interactive process. The group was first acknowledged in 1997 at the Sprengel Museum with the solo exhibition CUM, and continues to this day in a variety of media. For CUM, Eva and Adele requested one of two Polaroids taken by the public—co-performers—including a signature. Based on this they created a group of important drawings and paintings which they developed in the subsequent artistic process. The publication forms the work complex CUM in its entirety; the volume is completed by valuable text contributions by Robert Fleck, Lisa Schmidt-Herzog, and Marcus Steinweg.

168 pages | 250 color plates | 8 1/4 x 10 3/4

Art: Art--General Studies, European Art

Gender and Sexuality

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