Two or Three or Something

Maria Lassnig, Liz Larner


Curated by: Peter Pakesch, Adam Budak

Exhibition architecture: Niels Jonkhans

Kunsthaus Graz is preparing an exhibition which investigates painterly and sculptural vocabularies as elaborated in the work of two distinguished female artists, Maria Lassnig and Liz Larner. The entire oeuvre of these two artists is a profound analysis of human psyche, executed with a particular sensibility towards the formal language. Materials, their texture and volume as well as colours, their significance and intensity seem to play a major role in constructing a physical and mental space and the entire architectonics of sensuality.


What links the work of Lassnig and Larner is a very sincere attempt at overcoming a self-portraiture as still most dominant modernist topoi of artistic mythology and designing trajectories of subjectivity through a psychophysical network of relations and connections. Here corporeality constitutes a universe where the political, cultural and formal frames are being constantly questioned and redefined.


The exhibition will include a selection of sculptures by Liz Larner, from her impressive installation, “Chain Perspective” (1990) down to the very recent work executed in porcelain, “Smiles” (2005). This set will be combined with a choice of very recent, never shown before, paintings by Maria Lassnig, a unique summary of the artist’s approach on the edge of the figurative and the abstract.


Exhibition Catalouge




Mar 22, 2006, 7pm 
Maria Lassnig Film Retrospective 
KIZ – Kino im Augarten, 8010 Graz, Friedrichstraße 24 
In collaboration with DIAGONALE


Mar 31– Apr 1, 2006 
Psychoanalysis and Art With contributions from Penny Florence, Dawn Ades, Reimut Reiche, Karl Joseph Patzzini, August Ruhs and others. 
Space04, Symposium 
Space01/02, Workshop



May 2, 2006, 7pm 
Die Feder ist die Schwester des Pinsels. Theatrical reading from Maria Lassnig‘s diaries 1943–1997 Performed by Susanne Wuest Space04, Performance


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