Tatana Kellner and Ann Kalmbach
War or Peace?
International Art Exhibition
KaKeArt is the collaborative team of Ann Kalmbach and Tatana Kellner. KaKeArt produces ironic, politically charged works including postcards, artists’ books and public interventions. They have worked together on 16 artists' books, numerous installations, Their latest artists’ book Whereas, We Declare is based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and celebrates accepting immigrants to the USA as historically essential to defining the nation, both by enriching the cultural horizons and contributing significantly to science, industry and the humanities.
They have been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, Bogliasco Foundation, University of Southern Maine, and The Sirius Arts Center in Ireland, among others. Additionally they are the recipients of the New York Foundation for the Arts grants and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, among others.
KaKeArt are co-founders of Women’s Studio Workshop (with 2 others). They exhibit regularly around the country and abroad.
Whereas, We Declare is a collaborative artist's book that compiles the text from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), proposed to the United Nations by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1948, with drawn images and statistical information about immigration. These texts celebrate accepting immigrants to the USA as historically essential to defining the nation, both by enriching the cultural horizons and contributing significantly to science, industry, and the humanities. Themes of imposed boundaries and borders run throughout the book's imagery; the inside covers are the UDHR preamble annotated by Roosevelt.