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Eine glückliche Ehe / Un matrimonio felice / A Happy Marriage
Daniela Comani [see all titles]
Edition Patrick Frey [see all titles]
Daniela Comani Eine glückliche Ehe / Un matrimonio felice / A Happy Marriage
Texts by Frank Wagner, David Wagner, Elena Zanichelli.

Graphic design: Hi, Megi Zumstein, Claudio Barandun, Daniela Comani.
published in 2014
texts in German, English, Italian
16,5 x 23 (hardcover)
72 pages (56 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-905929-52-2
EAN: 9783905929522
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Daniela Comani's gender game.
Daniela Comani has been working on her photographic project, A Happy Marriage, since 2003. In her multifaceted photo series, she is her own model, playing man and woman at the same time in a modern intellectual marriage where the assignment of gender supposedly no longer plays a role. However, this is belied by the facial expressions, gestures, poses, and clothing of the subjects. The status of man/woman, relying entirely on the convention of the heterosexual couple, is so disconcerting, so subtle and subversive, that we find ourselves wondering who is who or who is playing which role.
Born 1965 in Bologna, Daniela Comani is based in Berlin since 1989. Her multimedia installations engage in a dialog about history, language, identity, alienation and intimacy. Her work focuses on media images and text, which she manipulates through photography and video, and combines in her drawings and installations. Her work has been shown internationally and is included in the collections of Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bologna and Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin.