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Since the early 1960s, Dorothy Iannone (b. 1933 in Boston, lives and works in Berlin) has occupied herself with the attempt to represent ecstatic love: “the union of gender, feeling and pleasure,” more
This publication sheds light on Iannone’s work in relation to censorship, based on her artist’s book “The Story of Bern.” In spring 1969, the artist was confronted with the confiscation of her works in the exhibition “Freunde (Friends)” at Kunsthalle Bern, under the directorship of Harald Szeemann. Iannone responded to this boycott by producing a book, in which she made her perspective public and thus reclaimed self-determination over the content-related and formal aspects of her work, which had been labeled controversial.