previews

  • Maria Eichhorn, Lexicon of Sexual Practices, 1999/2005/2008, eleven 16-mm films, color, silent, each 2 minutes 28 seconds.

    Maria Eichhorn

    Kunsthaus Bregenz
    Karl-Tizian-Platz
    May 10–July 6

    Curated by Yilmaz Dziewior

    The persistence of social, linguistic, and institutional structures has been the principal subject of Maria Eichhorn’s conceptually acute practice since the late 1980s. Accordingly, to attempt a survey of this German artist’s work is to simultaneously reengage the host of processes and procedures she has set in motion over the past twenty-five years. This exhibition will focus on three major works alongside material generated for and through this new context. Curtain (Denim), 1989–, Lexicon of Sexual Practices, 1999–, and Aktiengesellschaft (Public Limited Company), 2002–, variously employ the specificities of anti-nuclear-energy activism, a taxonomy of sex acts, and the minutiae of corporate legalese. Keenly attuned to the mannerisms of Conceptual and relational art, the works probe the parameters of art as public discourse. A new piece spanning an entire floor of the kunsthaus will complete what promises to be a revealing iteration of Eichhorn’s vital oeuvre.