November 13, 2012 - Neue Galerie Graz – Universalmuseum Joanneum - Maria Lassnig
November 13, 2012

Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig, Kleines Sciencefiction-Selbstporträt, 1995. Courtesy of the artist.

Maria Lassnig
The Location of Pictures

November 17, 2012–April 28, 2013

Opening: November 16, 7pm

Neue Galerie Graz, Upper Floor
Joanneum Quarter, 8010 Graz, Austria

T +43 699/1780 9500

www.museum-joanneum.at

Maria Lassnig (b. 1919, Austria) is one of the most important contemporary artists and can be seen as a pioneer in many areas of art today.

Her œuvre reveals a basic problem every person is confronted with. It is the question of the picture, of the visual at a fundamental level, although the visible world can only partially be defined as a location of the visual. More essential in Maria Lassnig’s work seems the awareness that the human body represents a medium that generates pictures.

The exhibition in the Neue Galerie Graz presents works by the artist—some of them not yet shown—from all creative periods, an œuvre that traces the developments from Art Informel to representational painting in exemplary fashion. The solo show takes as its theme the processes of turning external reality into images, as well as the manifestation of inner pictures.

Curated by Günther Holler-Schuster.

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