Sturtevant. Drawing Double Reversal

Until 10 May 2015

The ALBERTINA Museum is pleased to present the world’s first ever major museum exhibition of the drawings of Sturtevant, an American artist and the originator of Appropriation Art. The exhibition, with a total of 100 drawings, prints and images representing Sturtevant’s artistic creative process from 1964 to 2004, not only enables a focused look at her graphic work over five decades, but it also features the first ever public showing of 80 drawings.
The concept for the exhibition was developed in close collaboration with the artist. Specifically the drawings from 1965 to 1966, which one could describe as „composite drawings“, provide a penetrating insight into her artistic thought process and her status within the history of art as a kind of „Super Pop“ or „Pop Plus“. The exhibition of her drawings casts a new light on this aspect of the most recent art history.  Although Sturtevant is not mentioned in much of the art history discourse on pop art and conceptual art, her work is fundamental to an understanding of both movements. Her art is undoubtedly among the most compelling and exceptional contributions to contemporary art.

Image Gallery – 3 Images
Exhibition view, Sturtevant | Photo © The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Ivana Novoselac
Exhibition view, Sturtevant | Photo © The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Ivana Novoselac
Exhibition view, Sturtevant | Photo © The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Ivana Novoselac
Exhibition view, Sturtevant | Photo © The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Ivana Novoselac
Exhibition view, Sturtevant | Photo © The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Ivana Novoselac-Binder
Exhibition view, Sturtevant | Photo © The Albertina Museum, Vienna, Ivana Novoselac

 

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Publication

Sturtevant | Exhibition catalogue

Sturtevant. Drawing Double Reversal

The Albertina is pleased to present the world’s first ever major museum exhibition of the drawings of Sturtevant, an American artist and the originator of Appropriation art.

Ed. by Susanne Gaensheimer, Mario Kramer, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, Antonia Hoerschelmann & Udo Kittelmann
2015
190 pages
22,6 x 16,8 cm
Bilingual (German/English) EUR 15,00