45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana was a two-part retrospective exhibition of Anna's art, events, performances and publications produced during the past 45 years. Part 1 was curated by Michelle Jaques, Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Part 2 was curated by Helen Marzolf at Open Space.
The exhibition is accompanied by a colourful 159 page book: ANNA BANANA 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana,edited by Michelle Jaques and published by Figure 1 Publishing (November 10, 2015).
At Open Space, Anna presented the epic Encyclopaedia Bananica, 23 tomes of banana history and banana pop culture. She also launched a major exchange work, Regifting the Bananas, in character as Dr. Anna Freud Banana. All 1,158 banana items were regifted to visitors, including toys, kitchen gadgets, clothing, jewelry, and artworks, in exchange for a catalogue form. Every object in this collection was sent to Anna from artists within the Network.
Anna Banana at Open Space
A few of the many Banana items.
Official Opening & Reception
Photos by Weeda Stamps of Victoria