Maria Lassnig.
Ways of Being

Until 1 December 2019

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The Albertina Museum is marking what would have been the hundredth birthday of Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) with a comprehensive look back upon her career, thus showing impressive key works and masterpieces by one of the most important woman artists of the 20th century.

Among the multitude of themes to which Maria Lassnig devoted herself over the course of her life (including self-portraits, science fiction, relationships with people, animals, and technology, and how we relate to violence and war), a dominant golden thread running throughout her oeuvre’s content is the act of rendering her body-consciousness visible. As early as the late 1940s, Lassnig placed her own body at the center of her work—long before physical feeling, body language, and gender relations became central themes of the international avant-garde. She thus marked an important turning point in the history of modern art whose echoes can still be heard today. It was humorously and seriously, wistfully and mercilessly that the artist placed her perceptions of her own self on the painting surface. In this, it was not what she saw, but what she felt became the image.

Exhibition organised by The Albertina Museum, Vienna in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Image Gallery – 11 Images
Maria Lassnig | Double Self-Portrait with Lobster (Krebsangst), 1979 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna – Permanent loan, private collection © Maria Lassnig Foundation
Maria Lassnig | Double Self-Portrait with Lobster (Krebsangst), 1979 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna – Permanent loan, private collection © Maria Lassnig Foundation
Maria Lassnig | Sleeping with a tiger (Mit einem Tiger schlafen), 1975 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna – Permanent loan from the Oesterreichische Nationalbank © Maria Lassnig Foundation
Maria Lassnig | Sleeping with a tiger (Mit einem Tiger schlafen), 1975 | The Albertina Museum, Vienna – Permanent loan from the Oesterreichische Nationalbank © Maria Lassnig Foundation

 

  • Jahrespartner Bank Austria Unicredit
  • Partner BMW
  • Sponsor Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein
  • Cooperation Partner Austrian Film Museum
  • Media Partner Die Presse
  •  Falter

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Publikation zur Ausstellung | Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being

Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being

Maria Lassnig (1919-2014) made her own body the center of her art long before body awareness, body language, and the relationship between man and woman became central themes of the international avant-garde. The catalogue for her hundredth birthday, produced in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, contains the impressive key works of one of the most important female artists of the 20th century.

Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being
Hrsg. Beatrice von Bormann, Antonia Hoerschelmann und Klaus Albrecht Schröder
2019
208 Seiten
30 x 23 cm
German EUR 29,90
English EUR 29,90

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Cooperation with the Film Museum

Visitors to the Maria Lassnig film program who can present a valid Albertina admission ticket purchased during the exhibition will receive a reduction on the regular full-price ticket at the Filmmuseum.

Curator's Tour
Tour fee per person EUR 4 (excl. entry ticket)

On 27 September 2019 the Curator Antonia Hoerschelman will guide you through the exhibition. The tour will be held in German.

 

SAVE THE DATE
Symposium | 100th Birthday of Maria Lassnig (in German)

Wednesday, 13th & Thursday, 14th November 2019
Albertina Hall of Muses

 

 

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