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Thug Life, 2015

digitalized VHS-Video, framed photographies, TV, furniture, gold watch

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In 1996, the american rapper Tupac ,2pac‘ Amaru Shakur was shot in Las Vegas. He died at the age of 25. There are many conspiracy theories around his killing, as people cannot believe the early death of such a great artist. The work Thug Life collects evidence of the fact that he was not killed, but left his gangsta lifestyle in America to start a new life in Marrakech.

Concept, Realisation, Videography: Henrike Naumann

Music: Bastian Hagedorn

Photography: Nadia Mounier

2pac: Nourdine Qachbane

King: Ayoub Chazi

In 1996, the american rapper Tupac ,2pac‘ Amaru Shakur was shot in Las Vegas. He died at the age of 25. There are many conspiracy theories around his killing, as people cannot believe the early death of such a great artist. The work Thug Life collects evidence of the fact that he was not killed, but left his gangsta lifestyle in America to start a new life in Marrakech.

Concept, Realisation, Videography: Henrike Naumann

Music: Bastian Hagedorn

Photography: Nadia Mounier

2pac: Nourdine Qachbane

King: Ayoub Chazi

Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock, installation view Aufbau Ost
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock, installation view Aufbau Ost
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock, stills
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock, stills
Henrike Naumann, Thug Life, 2015, mixed media installation, digitalized VHS-videos, framed photographs, furniture, TV, gold clock, stills

Henrike Naumann

Henrike Naumann was born 1984 in Zwickau (GDR). Growing up in Eastern Germany, Naumann experienced extreme-right ideology as a predominant youth culture in the 90s. Her work reflects on the history of the right-wing terrorism in Germany as well as on today‘s broad acceptance of racist ideas. She looks at the mechanisms of radicalization and how they are linked to personal experience and youth culture. Nauman explores the friction of contrary political opinion through the ambivalence of personal aesthetic taste. In her immersive installations she combines video and sound with scenographic spaces. In recent years she widened her focus to the global connectivity of youth cultures and the reversion of cultural othering. Notable exhibitions include solo shows at the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach and Galerie Wedding, Berlin, as well as participations at the Busan Biennale (2018), Riga Biennial (2018), Steirischer Herbst, Graz (2018), 4th Ghetto Biennale at Port-Au-Prince (2015), and the 3rd Herbsalon at Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin (2017).

Henrike Naumann lives and works in Berlin.



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