E' stato annunciato che Renate Bertlmann sarà l'artista per la prossima edizione della Biennale di Venezia per l'Austria.
|Dear Ladies and Gentlmen,|
|Curator Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein announced her nomination for the Austrian contribution at the Biennale Arte 2019 at a press conference in Vienna yesterday.|
Renate Bertlmann, born in Vienna in 1943, will represent Austria next year at the Venice Art Biennale.
"2019 will mark the first time in the history of Austria’s participation in the Venice Biennale that a female artist, namely Renate Bertlmann, will put on a solo presentation at the Pavilion. With this, we are setting an example as a society; an example that is in accordance with the idea of art and examines structural imbalances.
In Renate Bertlmann, I have chosen an artist whose methods in terms of both concepts and aesthetics will continue a Venetian art history of provocation in the best sense of the word", explains curator Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein her choice.
In Austria, Renate Bertlmann has long been regarded as a leading feminist artist and a pioneer of performance art. In recognition of her groundbreaking work, she was awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize in 2017. Her works were presented at large events, such as the Gwangju Biennale, as well as in seminal exhibitions, such as The World Goes Pop at Tate Modern, London (2014), Self-Timer Stories at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (2014), Renate Bertlmann – Maria Lassnig at Sotheby’s Gallery, London (2017), and Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, London (2017).
The Biennale Arte will take place for the 58th time and will open in Venice on 11 May 2019.
Accompanying the preparations for the Austrian contribution, four Biennial Lectures will be held in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.