Maria Lassnig

Zarter Mittelpunkt / Delicate Centre

11 October - 19 December 2019


Hauser & Wirth is proud to present a solo exhibition by the renowned Austrian artist Maria Lassnig of important works on paper. Curated by Peter Pakesch, Director of the Maria Lassnig Foundation, the presentation celebrates the centenary of Maria Lassnig’s birth this year. Displaying rarely exhibited drawings and watercolours from the 1950s up until the 1990s, some of which have never been exhibited outside of the foundation’s archive, the presentation showcases over twenty works which reveal Lassnig’s investigations into the borders of abstraction. The exhibition coincides with the retrospective ‘Maria Lassnig – Ways of Being’, at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, which has travelled from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

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Maria Lassnig

Born in Carinthia in Southern Austria in 1919, Maria Lassnig’s (1919 – 2014) work is based on the observation of the physical presence of the body and what she termed ‘body awareness’, or ‘Körpergefühl’ in German. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in the midst of...

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