Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the exhibition features the last project that Maria Lassnig was able to plan personally. On view 50 works including paintings and works on paper, and watercolours which deals with motifs from Greek mythology and the Mediterranean civilisations.
Focusing mainly on the decades of the 1980s and 1990s, the exhibition is about Maria Lassnig’s body of work: self-portraiture and her concept of “body awareness,” the painterly rendering of the inner and outer worlds, as well as animal portrayals and landscapes. The exhibition focuses on Lassnig’s unconventional relationship with ancient mythology and highlights a playful, feminist artistic practice that extends a call for the consolidation of the individual’s right to self-identification and self-determination.
- Maria Lassnig, Woman Laokoon (Woman Laocoön), 1976. Oil on canvas, 193 x 127 cm. Courtesy Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz. © Maria Lassnig Foundation.