Ivonne Thein Incomplete

Dimensions:
62 x 80 cm (24 2/5 x 31 1/2 in.)

Description:
C-type print. Image © Ivonne Thein. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Ivonne Thein Incomplete

Dimensions:
62 x 80 cm (24 2/5 x 31 1/2 in.)

Description:
C-type print. Image © Ivonne Thein. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Ivonne Thein Incomplete

Dimensions:
62 x 80 cm (24 2/5 x 31 1/2 in.)

Description:
C-type print. Image © Ivonne Thein. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Ivonne Thein Incomplete

Dimensions:
62 x 80 cm (24 2/5 x 31 1/2 in.)

Description:
C-type print. Image © Ivonne Thein. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

Ivonne Thein Incomplete

Dimensions:
62 x 80 cm (24 2/5 x 31 1/2 in.)

Description:
C-type print. Image © Ivonne Thein. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Ivonne Thein Incomplete

Dimensions:
62 x 80 cm (24 2/5 x 31 1/2 in.)

Description:
C-type print. Image © Ivonne Thein. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Ivonne Thein Incomplete

Dimensions:
62 x 80 cm (24 2/5 x 31 1/2 in.)

Description:
C-type print. Image © Ivonne Thein. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2009

Ivonne Thein Incomplete

Dimensions:
62 x 80 cm (24 2/5 x 31 1/2 in.)

Description:
C-type print. Image © Ivonne Thein. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.

Created:
2011

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Ivonne Thein
Incomplete

Just as our ability to breathe, we rarely question the habit of dividing human beings into two categories: female and male. Gender is culturally fabricated in particular ways, which suggests that it is flexible in its meaning and construction.

The premise of sex difference is evident within interactional accounts in nature. Within this context sex is usually referred to as an anatomical description of the body, and gender describes how this body interrelates with the environment. Regarding this perspective and in relation to the work Incomplete, Ivonne Thein was especially interested in intersex people who unite both genders in one body, and to question the compulsive need to have theses two categories. If so, is it conceivable to be in between these constructed gender roles, or is it also conceivable to be in between this constructed gender roles as a third sex?

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Ivonne Thein was born in 1979 in Germany and currently lives in Berlin. In 2003-2009 she studied Photography at the University of Applied Science in Dortmund, Germany; in 2007 she also studied Fine Art at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Some of her solo exhibitions include: C|O Talents 10 – Zweiunddreißig Kilo, C/O Berlin, Germany (catalog) (2008); Thirty-Two kilos, Goethe Institut, Washington...