Maria Lassnig − Dialogues

Till 27. August 2017

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„If You Haven't Seen Maria Lassnig's One-Woman Art Movement, Book Yourself A Plane Ticket To Vienna.” (Forbes.com)

Artistic realisation of the deeply felt is the central focus of Maria Lassnig’s oeuvre. Lassnig’s body-awareness works center on rendering bodily sensations visible and retracing bodily perception. It was in a way that was at once humorous and serious, yearning and merciless that the artist put how she perceived and sensed her own self to paper. It was not what she saw with her eyes, but what she sensed via her body that she visualized.

Maria Lassnig stands alongside Louise Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell, and Agnes Martin as one of the most important women artists of the 20th century. It was early on that she made her own body the central focus of her art, long before body-consciousness, and the relations between women and men became central themes of the international avant-garde.
Three years after her death, the ALBERTINA Museum is honoring Maria Lassnig with a retrospective of her drawn work, bringing together around 80 of the artist’s most beautiful hand drawings. Works on paper that were entirely unknown up to now prove to be key, here: together with more familiar output, they shed new light on this Austrian artist’s concept of body-awareness and afford new insights into her diverse oeuvre.

An exhibition of the ALBERTINA Museum in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Basel.

Maria Lassnig | The Illusion of My Animal Family, 1999 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna © 2017 Maria Lassnig Foundation
Maria Lassnig | The Illusion of My Animal Family, 1999 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna © 2017 Maria Lassnig Foundation
Image Gallery – 12 Images
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle MARIA LASSNIG −  Zwiegespräche | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition View MARIA LASSNIG − DIALOGUES | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Maria Lassnig, ca. 1993 | Photo: © Kurt-Michael Westermann / Maria Lassnig Foundation
Maria Lassnig, ca. 1993 | Photo: © Kurt-Michael Westermann / Maria Lassnig Foundation
Discover the world of Maria Lassnig by watching the video on her solo exhibition.
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Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle MARIA LASSNIG − Zwiegespräche | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition View MARIA LASSNIG − DIALOGUES | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle MARIA LASSNIG −  Zwiegespräche | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Exhibition View MARIA LASSNIG − DIALOGUES | Photo © Mario Kiesenhofer

 

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Publication

Maria Lassnig | Exhibition catalogue

Maria Lassnig. Zwiegespräche | Dialogues

Maria Lassnig stands alongside Louise Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell, and Agnes Martin as one of the most important women artists of the 20th century. It was early on that she made her own body the central focus of her art, long before body-consciousness, and the relations between women and men became central themes of the international avant-garde.
Three years after her death, the ALBERTINA Museum is honoring Maria Lassnig with a retrospective of her drawn work, bringing together around 100 of the artist’s most beautiful hand drawings.

Ed. by Antonia Hoerschelmann & Anita Haldemann
2017
240 pages
28,5 x 24,5 cm | Hardcover
Bilingual (German/English) EUR 23,90

 

Press Reviews
„Schwer ergreifend.“ (Die Presse)

Press Reviews
„If You Haven't Seen Maria Lassnig's One-Woman Art Movement, Book Yourself A Plane Ticket To Vienna.” (Forbes.com)