Family Studio: Transform your Body and Make Wearable Art

  • Sun 9 October 2016
  • 12 pm

Join us for a hands-on Family Studio exploring themes of our current exhibition, ‘Maria Lassnig. A Painting Survey, 1950 – 2007.’ Maria Lassnig devoted much of her career to the refinement of her ‘body awareness’ paintings, in which she captured physical sensation as felt from within. She believed that ‘truth resides in the emotions produced within the physical shell.’ Pursuing her extraordinary science of the self, Lassnig rendered an oeuvre that has influenced such important younger artists as Martin Kippenberger and Paul McCarthy. About the Studio: Families will have access to scrap fabric, craft wire, pipe cleaners, cellophane, colored masking tape, tape, and scissors to create geometric, technoid and science fiction appendages. Participants will be encouraged to look at abstract forms, use all of their senses, and examine the different ways in which materials can be used. The finished pieces are intended to evoke extensions or transformations of the body and will function as wearable art. Activities involve staplers and scissors and are thus designed for supervised children 5 – 11 years old. Younger children are also welcome with direct supervision by a guardian. This event is free, however advanced booking is essential as there are limited places. Click here to reserve a place.

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