Maria Lassnig is internationally regarded as one of the leading artists of the twentieth century. Throughout a remarkable career that spanned more than 70 years, Lassnig regularly tried to paint the way her body felt, rather than how it looked. Though she lived most of her life in Austria, she spent significant periods abroad, including in Paris and New York. Featuring work from all creative periods of Lassnig’s career—including her early involvement with graphic abstraction, her “realist” paintings of the 1970s, and her innovative late self-portraits—the exhibition will notably offer a thematic approach to her groundbreaking and varied oeuvre. Curated by Peter Eleey, UCCA Curator-at-Large, and Antonia Hoerschelmann, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Albertina Museum, the exhibition will be the first significant presentation of Lassnig’s work in China, and is organized in cooperation with the Albertina Museum, Vienna and the Maria Lassnig Foundation.
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