Anne Karin Furunes is active/lives in Norway. Anne Furunes is known for painting.
Biography Anne Furunes
Anne-Karin Furunes (Norwegian, b. 1961)
She creates large-scale images by perforating black or white painted canvases with thousands of various sized holes. Similar to the dot pattern of the printed image, Furunes images are photographic persona of her subjects. Her portraits are taken from photographs in a Swedish archive devoted to the now-discredited notion of categorizing people by race, ethnicity, and mental capacity. The covert program conducted by the Swedish government included the forced sterilization of those who were considered imbecile, deviant, or a burden to society. Furunes anonymous portraits from the archive restore respect and dignity to her subjects.
Furunes studied at the National A
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