GALLERI WÜRTH, HAGAN, NORWAY
12 OCTOBER 2023 – 28 APRIL 2024
Xenia Hausner's FEMALE MEASURE at Galleri Würth is the first major presentation of the works of Xenia Hausner to a Norwegian audience.
Choice of Arms, 2022
oil on paper on Dibond
290 x 199 cm
114 1/8 x 78 3/8 in
Her paintings show a distinctive approach to figurative performance, where interpersonal relationships play out in vivid colours and large formats. The various scenes give us fragments of narratives that force the viewer to reflect what has happened before and what might happen after the moment depicted.
Thematically, the exhibition focuses on the female gaze, which creates a complex interaction between artist and model, and between viewer and painting. For centuries, art history has been defined by the male gaze - Hausner shows us an alternative female world, where women represent every identity and narrate every story.