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MARIA LASSNIG — NEW YORK FILMS 1970–1980

MARIA LASSNIG—NEW YORK FILMS 1970–1980—restored by the Maria Lassnig Foundation and the Austrian Film Museum—comprise live-action and documentary footage, and “enrich and complicate our understandings of Lassnig’s approach to figuration and self-portraiture, as well as other key themes that she investigated throughout her career, including the social roles assigned to women, the tension between public engagement and private seclusion, and questions of technological advancement, especially of imaging technologies and shifts in the way images circulate.” (New York Diary)

These films were largely never finished, nor shown in the artist’s lifetime, which perhaps accounts for their frankness, a type of elucidate meditation on the artistic process, life in the studio, and the psychologies, lives, and bodies of Lassnig’s friends and colleagues. As such, the films of this period become essential to understanding the shift within Lassnig’s practice, which occurred around 1970 following the artist’s move to New York from Vienna in 1968, to be “in the country of strong women.”* Shifting her focus from the personal to that of the body and its relations, her reaction to the sensory overload of Manhattan was not so much an abandonment of an earlier practice of “body sensation” drawings and the subsequent “body awareness” paintings, but rather a redefinition of a transposed body within a cultural and civic environment.**Mary L. Coyne

MARIA LASSNIG—NEW YORK FILMS 1970–1980

Friday, December 6, at 12:15 pm.

Arthouse Piccadilly

Mühlebachstrasse 2, Zürich.

*Maria LassnigThe Pen is the Sister of the Brush: Diaries 1943-1997, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist (Göttingen: Steidl; Zürich: Hauser and Wirth, 2009).

**Wolfgang Dreschler, “About the intimate link between the pained and the painter,” in Maria Lassnig (Vienna: Museum moderner Kunst, Ludwig Foundation, 1999).

Maria Lassnig, from top: Kopf (circa 1976); Stonelifting: A Self Portrait in Progress (1971–1974) (2); Moonlanding / Janus Head (1971–1972). Images courtesy and © the Maria Lassnig Foundation.

ON LYOTARD’S IMMATÉRIAUX

This weekend, join Daniel Birnbaum, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Koo Jeong A in conversation at Frieze London for the launch of Birnbaum and Wallenstein’s new Sternberg Press book SPACING PHILOSOPHY: LYOTARD AND THE IDEA OF THE EXHIBITION.

Birnbaum and Koo will also be in Berlin a week later.

“In 1985, the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard curated Les Immatériaux at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Though widely misunderstood at the time, the exhibition marked a ‘curatorial turn’ in critical theory. Through its experimental layout and hybrid presentation of objects, technologies, and ideas, this pioneering exploration of virtuality reflected on the exhibition as a medium of communication, and anticipated a deeper engagement with immersive and digital space in both art and theory. SPACING PHILOSOPHY analyzes the significance and logic of Lyotard’s exhibition while contextualizing it in the history of exhibition practices, the philosophical tradition, and Lyotard’s own work on aesthetics and phenomenology. Les Immatériaux can thus be seen as a culmination and materialization of a life’s work as well as a primer for the many thought-exhibitions produced in the following decades.”*

DANIEL BIRNBAUM SVEN-OLOV WALLENSTEIN, HANS-ULRICH OBRIST, and KOO JEONG A IN CONVERSATION*

Friday, October 4, at 4 pm.

König Galerie Booth (B2), Frieze London

Regent’s Park, London.

DANIEL BIRNBAUM and KOO JEONG A IN CONVERSATION

Sunday, October 13, at 3 pm.

Julia Stoschek Collection

Leipziger Strasse 60, Berlin.

See “Ontologies of the Virtual,” an interview with Birnbaum and Wallenstein.

From top: Jean-François Lyotard; 1985 exhibition poster, designed by Grafibus, image courtesy and © Grafibus and Centre Pompidou; book cover image courtesy and © Sternberg Press.

SHEELA GOWDA IN CONVERSATION

On the occasion of the 2019 Maria Lassnig Prize, honoree Sheela Gowda will join Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation at the ceremony.

SHEELA GOWDA and HANS ULRICH OBRIST in conversation

Friday, June 7.

Ceremony begins at 7 pm, with laudation by Ute Meta Bauer.

Lenbachhaus

Luisenstrasse 33, Munich.

From top: Sheela Gowda, photograph by Thierry Bal; Sheela Gowda, Kagebangara, 2008, Artes Mundi 5, installation view, 2012, photograph by Wales News Service; Sheela Gowda, What Yet Remains, 2017, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, installation view, 2017, photograph by Stuart Whipps; Sheela Gowda, Making of And…, 2007. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, Ikon Gallery, and Lenbachhaus.

LAUREN HALSEY IN CONVERSATION

Following a Brutally Early Club breakfast at 7 am, Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist will join Lauren Halsey for a morning conversation at MOCA Geffen, in collaboration with Frieze Los Angeles.

LAUREN HALSEY

Saturday, February 16, at 9:30 am.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Lauren Halsey; Lauren Halsey, The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project (Prototype Architecture), (detail), 2018, Hammer Museum, Made in L.A. 2018, image courtesy the artist and the Hammer Museum; Halsey.

HANS ULRICH OBRIST IN CHICAGO

As part of Art Design Chicago—a citywide celebration of the city’s arts and design legacy—the first U.S.-based marathon by Hans Ulrich Obrist will be held this weekend.

CREATIVE CHICAGO—AN INTERVIEW MARATHON takes a “multi-dimensional, multidisciplinary look at creativity in the city—past, present, and future. Bringing together artists, authors, activists, architects, historians, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and Obama Presidential Museum director Louise Bernard, the CREATIVE CHICAGO marathon examines the numerous sparks that make the city a center for art, design and architecture.”*

Obrist’s career as a documentarian has been strongly influenced by the late Chicago raconteur Studs Terkel, whose first book of oral history was the landmark Division Street, America (1967).

“[Terkel] gave me a lot of tips [about] how to actually do an interview. He became my mentor, my teacher… Marathon Chicago is an homage to Terkel. Without him, without his encouragement, my interview project would not have happened the way it has happened.” — Hans Ulrich Obrist

Amanda Williams, Art Green, Barbara KastenBrandon Breaux, Cauleen Smith, Dawoud Bey, Eddie Bocanegra, Eula Biss, Eve Ewing, Fatimah Asghar, Gerald Williams, Jeanne Gang, Joseph Grigely, Stanley Tigerman, Theaster Gates, and Tim Samuelson will join Obrist at Navy Pier, the site of EXPO CHICAGO, which is collaborating on the event with the Chicago Humanities Festival.

 

CREATIVE CHICAGO—AN INTERVIEW MARATHON

Saturday, September 29, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, downtown Chicago.

Hans Ulrich Obrist.