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Hunting is Female

Diana and Actaeon


Hunting Museum, Schloss Stainz, Schlossplatz 1, 8510 Stainz

 

Curated from Karlheinz Wirnsberger mit Eva Kreissl
Duration: 27.03.2021–28.11.2021

 

Info exhibition: +43-3463/2772-16
Info press: +43-316/8017-9213 und DW -9211
presse@museum-joanneum.at


About the exhibition

Hunting was and is not a field of activity confined to men. If we research into history, we see that hunting was certainly shaped by women, too. This kind of leisure activity was a means of liberating oneself from the restraints of aristocratic social life; there was a certain latitude concerning clothing permitted to be worn: the ‘woman’ took part. But the historical development of this subject already begins in pre-history, and then continues in mythology with the hunting goddess Diana and Actaeon who was enchanted by her, and shows how hunting has developed, with the aid of selected personalities. At present, the percentage of women in hunting rises from year to year. We also look into whether and to what extent men and women pursue hunting for different reasons, or whether there is no difference.

This special exhibition is framed by the Diana and Actaeon cycle of Austrian artist Gerald Brettschuh. Current developments and discussions beyond the raised hide and habitats for wild animals, the reproductive behaviour of wild animals and the resulting social consequences in the animal world round off the subject.

Press kit

Images

Publication is permitted exclusively in the context of announcements and reviews related to the exhibition. Please avoid any cropping of the images. Thank you for crediting the photographs according to the enclosed indications.

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"Diana", venezianisch,
"Diana", venezianisch,

17. Jahrhundert, Öl auf Leinwand, Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/KH. Wirnsberger


Diana-venezianisch.jpg (1 MB)

Falknerin am Pferd,
Falknerin am Pferd,

Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/KH. Wirnsberger


Falknerin-Bronzestatue-Jagdkunde.jpg (1.42 MB)

 Feather fan; Late 19th century,
Feather fan; Late 19th century,

Jay feathers, horn, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Federfaecher.jpg (0.76 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Aktaeon und Diana“,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Aktaeon und Diana“,

Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Aktaeon-Diana-01.jpg (0.65 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana“, 2015,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana“, 2015,

83 x 115 cm, Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Diana-03.jpg (0.35 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Der Pfeil“, 2015,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Der Pfeil“, 2015,

92 x 97 cm, Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Der-Pfeil.jpg (0.62 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“,

Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Diana-Aktaeon-01.jpg (0.77 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana“, 2015,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana“, 2015,

55 x 110 cm, Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Diana-01.jpg (0.29 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“,

Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Diana-Aktaeon-02.jpg (0.98 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana“, 2015,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana“, 2015,

70 x 90 cm, Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Diana-02.jpg (0.44 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“,

Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Diana-Aktaeon-03.jpg (1.07 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“, 2015,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“, 2015,

40 x 50 cm, Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Diana-Aktaeon-04.jpg (0.67 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“, 2015,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Diana und Aktaeon“, 2015,

83 x 100 cm, Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Diana-Aktaeon-05.jpg (0.56 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Er war Aktaeon“,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Er war Aktaeon“,

80 x 78 cm, Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Er-war-Aktaeon.jpg (0.62 MB)

Gerald Brettschuh, „Tier, Frau, Mann, Aktaeon“,
Gerald Brettschuh, „Tier, Frau, Mann, Aktaeon“,

237 x 179 cm, Reproduktion: Croce & Wir


Gerald-Brettschuh-Tier-Frau-Mann-Aktaeon.jpg (0.69 MB)

Jägerliebe,
Jägerliebe,

Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/KH. Wirnsberger


Jaegerliebe.jpg (1.44 MB)

Radschlosstschinke, Teschen around 1650,
Radschlosstschinke, Teschen around 1650,

Octagonal barrel with 87.5 cm length, total length of 114.5 cm, in the weapon lexicon (Lampl/Mahrhold 1994) described as very easy to handle and preferred as a women's weapon on small game, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Radschlosstschinke.jpg (0.15 MB)

Flintlock rifle, about 1690,
Flintlock rifle, about 1690,

Caliber 18.8 mm, total length 114 cm, gunsmiths: Carl Pischoff A. Horn, Diana with the nymphs in the bath and Acteon turned into a deer, photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Steinschlossbuechse-Diana-mit-Nymphen-Acteon-Hirsch.jpg (0.48 MB)

Exhibition view Expand Box

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Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-01.jpg (2.18 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-02.jpg (3.42 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-03.jpg (1.69 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-04.jpg (1.36 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-05.jpg (1.57 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-06.jpg (1.48 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-07.jpg (1.71 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-08.jpg (1.69 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-09.jpg (1.45 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-10.jpg (1.62 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-11.jpg (1.8 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-12.jpg (1.29 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-13.jpg (1.82 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-14.jpg (2.02 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-15.jpg (1.35 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-16.jpg (1.61 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-17.jpg (1.59 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-18.jpg (1.74 MB)

Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,
Installation view, "Hunting is Female", 2020,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Austellungsansicht-Die-Jagd-ist-weiblich-19.jpg (1.88 MB)

Photos of persons Expand Box

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Präsentation des Jahrestickets,
Präsentation des Jahrestickets,

v. l. n. r.: Wolfgang Muchitsch (wissenschaftlicher Direktor UMJ), Alexia Getzinger (kaufmännische Direktorin UMJ) und Kulturlandesrat Christopher Drexler, Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Jahresticket-Muchitsch-Getzinger-Drexler.jpg (1.78 MB)

Gruppenfoto,
Gruppenfoto,

v. l. n. r.: Wolfgang Muchitsch (wissenschaftlicher Direktor UMJ), Alexia Getzinger (kaufmännische Direktorin UMJ), Künstler Gerald Brettschuh, Kulturlandesrat Christopher Drexler und Karlheinz Wirnsberger (Kurator und Leiter des Jagdmuseums), Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/N. Lackner


Muchitsch-Getzinger-Brettschuh-Drexler-Wirnsberger.jpg (1.92 MB)

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