Xenia Hausner

True Lies

2020
book
Hirmer Verlag
hardcover
252 pages
ISBN: 978 3 77743 529 9
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Xenia Hausner is one of the most important Austrian painters of our time. This decorative volume focuses on the aspect of mise-en-scène that char...

Xenia Hausner is one of the most important Austrian painters of our time. This decorative volume focuses on the aspect of mise-en-scène that characterizes all of her works. Beginning with the early works from the 1990s and ending with the moving Exiles series, the book takes us into a female world full of mysterious relationships. Hausner's painting has its starting point in photography. The artist constructs spatial settings in her studio in advance and captures a section of them, similar to a film still. Translated into painting, her images create a dramaturgical moment of suspense in which everything seems to urge that what is shown must be followed by the next image in order to reveal its mystery. Through the staged in her works - the painted captured lie - we experience the contradictions of our existence and find the counter design to a male-dominated visual language.

Publishing Year: 2020
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Editor(s): Elsy Lahner; Klaus Albrecht Schröder
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 252
Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm
Language: German/English

ISBN: 978 3 7774 3953 2

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