Publication date: 14.10.2017
One-day seminar devoted to the work of Maria Lassnig, accompanying her exhibition at Zachęta National Gallery of Art. The presentations and discussions concentrated on questions of female autobiography, self-portraiture, female writing and narrating personal and collective stories, deconstructing grant narratives by means of visual interventions, women’s painting as means of negotiating entangled questions of identity, politics and aesthetics, female body as a site of inscription of history and trauma, as well as jouissance. Researchers, critics and artists addressed the above matters in individual presentations as well as panel discussion.
Introduction (3 individual presentations):
Joanne Morra, London (in English), Kalina Kupczyńska, Łódź (in Polish), Katarzyna Bojarska, Warsaw (in Polish)
15.07 – 15.10.2017Maria Lassnig
Zachęta — National Gallery of Art presents the first retrospective in Poland of one of the most original painters of the twentieth century, Maria Lassnig (1919–2014, Austria). Featuring large scale paintings that reveal her long standing exploration of the body and self-representation the exhibition spans her entire career.Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta