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One another

© Janine Antoni

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One another

© Janine Antoni

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Janine Antoni

Bahamian, born 1964

One another, 2008

digital chromogenic color print

Edition: 6/10 plus 4 artist's proofs

image area: 15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm); sheet: 15 x 15 in (38.1 x 38.1 cm); framed: 21 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 2 inches (55.24 x 55.24 x 5.08 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charles Clifton Fund, 2010

P2010:4

More Details

Provenance

the artist;
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York;
June 29, 2010, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Photographs
Digital prints

Work Type

Chromogenic color print
Laser print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

One another, which captures a touching and unexpected gesture from Janine Antoni’s daughter during one of her first self-feeding sessions, is not a staged image but a happy occurrence caught on film. Antoni claims the work “captures [my daughter] attempting to feed me through my belly button. She's acting like an umbilical cord, returning me to my fetal memory. . . . I fell in love with her uncanny instinct and tender gesture of reciprocity. It's like an image from a dream." 

This image references an earlier work by Antoni entitled Umbilical, which incorporates a cast of Antoni’s family silverware and a negative impression of the artist's mouth and her mother's hand. As One another shows a daughter’s intimate gesture that returns the artist to her “fetal memory,” so Umbilical embodies the artist’s memory of the nurturing exchange between her and her own mother.

Label from One Another: Spiderlike, I Spin Mirrors, March 7–June 1, 2014

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