Gallery talks — 22 May 2019

Curator Beatrice von Bormann mounted the exhibition 'Maria Lassnig - Ways of Being'. She will take you on a gallery tour on April 10 for an introduction to the work of Maria Lassnig.
Museum ticket + € 3
We meet at the information desk in the Entrance area
22 May 2019, 4 pm until 5 pm
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The exhibition ‘Maria Lassnig – Ways of Being’ shows the work of the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. She is internationally regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. In the Netherlands, however, she is virtually unknown. Her multifaceted oeuvre includes paintings, drawings, films and sculptures. An important theme for Maria Lassnig was her 'Körperbewusstseinsbilder' (body awareness), the relationship between your body and the world. She does not depict what she sees, but portrays the inner experience of her body.

Experience for yourself how Maria Lassnig thought and worked and discover her extensive oeuvre together with curator Beatrice von Bormann.

Maria Lassnig, 'Dame mit Hirn', ca. 1990 - 1999. © Maria Lassnig Foundation
Maria Lassnig, 'Dame mit Hirn', ca. 1990 - 1999. © Maria Lassnig Foundation

Beatrice von Bormann is curator of art 1860-1960 at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and mounted the exhibition Maria Lassnig - Ways of Being. At the moment, she is preparing a number of projects for 2021, including an exhibition exploring the work of German Expressionists Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and their specific relationship with ethnographic art, considered from a post-colonial perspective. The presentation is a co-production with the Statens Museum in Copenhagen.

 Von Bormann served as Head of Collections and curator at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg since 2014, curating shows such as Charlotte Salomon – Leben? oder Theater? and Affichomanie. Toulouse-Lautrec und das Plakat um 1900. Previously, in the role of freelance curator, von Bormann curated exhibitions including Oskar Kokoschka – Humanist und Rebell for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which travelled to Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Dix/Beckmann: Mythos Welt for the Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, and the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich. She also mounted the exhibition Max Beckmann in Amsterdam, 1937-1947 for the Van Gogh Museum. Von Bormann was guest researcher at the University of Amsterdam from 2002-2010.