This exhibition presents works side by side that could not be more different from each other: `feminine´ wool in the hands of a woman who created contemporary art without ever having taken an interest in the art of her time, much less having been part of its world during her lifetime; and `masculine´ objects, hailing from a culture that’s removed from today by millennia and primarily serving a military and ritual purpose. Both of them have one thing in common: their originality – their production was uninfluenced by the norms and tendencies of the twentieth century, yet the receptive development of Western culture was necessary to appreciate them as art. A seeming paradox, which meets the onlooker’s wish for the Unknown, the New and the Foreign.
-Johann FEILACHER is the curator of the exhibition and artistic director of the Museum Gugging.
October 7 through March 20, 2011 - Opening Reception October 6, 7:00pm
Museum Gugging Am Campus 2 A-3400 Maria Gugging – Austria www.gugging.org