Vienna

Vienna

Maria Lassnig

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Museumsplatz 1
March 26–May 24, 1999

“The body gets in the, way,” the Austrian painter Maria Lassnig once said; our corporeal selves are heavy and lethargic, our thoughts light. For the last four decades, Lassnig’s art has been animated by this familiar anxiety. Her métier is the self-portrait, though her representations—ever evocative, at times ironic—are not always immediately discernable as such. Institutional recognition has been slow to come to this artist, but, at long last Lassnig is honored with a retrospective on the occasion of her eightieth birthday. Wolfgang Drechsler brings together approximately 100 works and pens an essay for the catalogue. Texts by the artist are also included.