Ivonne Thein – Incredible Me

“Incredible Me,” is an exhibition of selected photographs from Ivonne Thein’s series “Thirty-two kilos”. The show is up now and runs through the end of February at Galerie Voss in Duesseldorf.

Ivonne Thein - o.T. 04 (32kg) - 2008
Ivonne Thein, o.T. 04 (32kg), photograph, 2008.

Thein photographed healthy models in fashion scenarios and with the aid of digital manipulation was able to transform the images into these extremes. “Thirty-two kilos” was inspired by the artist’s fascination with the Pro-Ana movement. Pro-Ana refers to the belief by some that anorexia should be considered a lifestyle choice instead of a mental illness.

Ivonne Thein - o.T. 07 (32kg) - 2008
Ivonne Thein, o.T. 07 (32kg), photograph, 2008.

Identities in this imagery have been hidden by wigs and bandages in a venture to negotiate the humanity of her subjects. This objectification approaches the nucleus of the problem by displaying the absurdity of the goal. When the body becomes object criterions that sustain life cease to apply.

Ivonne Thein - o.T. 12 (32kg) - 2008
Ivonne Thein, o.T. 12 (32kg), photograph, 2008.

Ivonne Thein
Incredible Me
22 January – 27 February 2010
Galerie Voss
Duesseldorf, Germany



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