Maria Lassnig: Ways of Being
First large survey of the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig in the Netherlands. Featuring more than 200 loaned artworks, with key pieces such as Du oder Ich, Woman Power, Krankenhaus, Dame mit Hirn and her last self-portrait Selbstporträt mit Pinsel, Stedelijk presents the retrospective exhibition Ways of Being on the artist, who is internationally regarded as one of the leading women artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. In addition to her paintings and drawings, the survey is remarkable for presenting a large selection of her films and sculptures, including works that have never been shown before.
Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) made her name with her ‘Körperbewusstseinsbilder’, or ‘body awareness’ paintings, in which she depicts the sensations experienced by her body, by means of which she defined her relationship to the world.