Maria Lassnig: Works, Diaries & Writings
Focusing on Maria Lassnig's (1919–2014) elaborations of the self-portrait and her exploration of her personal relations with the object, the animal and the machine, Works, Diaries & Writings includes work made by the artist from 1942 up until shortly before her death in 2014 at age 94.
As an artist, Lassnig was preoccupied with a relentless self-questioning that she continued throughout her life. Her painting aimed at "body awareness," an effort to represent on canvas how her body felt to her from the inside. Her self-portraits were frequently expressed in traumatic, surrealistic forms that merged the human figure with the animal and the machine.
This new volume presents 45 of Lassnig's paintings alongside a selection of her watercolors, videos, letters, photographs, drawings, writings (including from the artist's diaries), and archival material. It was published on the occasion of the exhibition Maria Lassnig, at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, February 27–May 1, 2015.
Texts by Laurence Rassel, Paul Celan, and Maria Lassnig. Bilingual in English and German.
Published by Koenig Books, 2015, paperback, 248 pages, 9.5 x 8 inches.