Works of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna
curated by Gabriele Schor
Louise Lawler's unusual photographs makes clear that our perception and meaning of an artwork is always influenced by its local and institutional environment. Depending on whether the artwork is in a gallery, in a museum, in a depot, in the auction house, in private rooms of collectors, its presence, impact and message change. Lawler does not change the particular situation in which she takes the artwork, but points to it.
Vertical Gallery of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection
Am Hof 6a
15. November 2018 - 20. April 2019
Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna
curated by Gabriele Schor and Jana Vránová
With an exhibition of 300 works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection, Brno House of Arts is presenting one of the most important phenomena in the art history of the 1970s—the emancipation of women artists, who began to create their own new and collective self-determined image of women in an art world dominated by men. In line with the slogan “the private is political,” these artists reflected on stereotypical social expectations in their works.
The exhibition is divided into five sections: reduction to mother, housewife and wife, role-plays, the normativity of beauty, female sexuality and the outbreak of social constraints. Many of the artists represented here moved away from the male-dominated genre of painting and turned to historically less predetermined media like photography, video, film, and performance. The founding director Gabriele Schor coined the term FEMINIST AVANTGARDE for this movement—as a way of underscoring its significance.
Reduction to mother, housewife and wife
Alter Ego: Masquerade, Parody and Self-Representation
Sexuality and Objectification
Normativity and Beauty
Locked Up / Breaking Out
The Brno House of Arts
Malinovského nám. 2
Exhibition opening: 11. December 2018
Exhibition duration: 12. December 2018 - 24. February 2019