Maria Lassnig; women artists; experimental and animation film; feminist art; New York in the 1970s
Proksch-WeilguniStefanie, Maria Lassnig: Picturing Bodily Awareness, in Kondor Eszter, Poschauko Hans Werner, Pakesch Peter, Loebenstein Michael (ed.), SYNEMA - Gesellschaft für Film und Medien, Vienna.
Proksch-WeilguniStefanie, Maria Lassnigs animierte Körperbewusstseinsbilder, in Loebenstein Michael, Kondor Eszter, Poschauko Hans Werner, Pakesch Peter (ed.), SYNEMA - Gesellschaft für Film und Medien, Wien.
My dissertation on the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig (1919-2014) focuses on the period between 1968 and 1980, when Maria Lassnig lived in New York. I ask how Maria Lassnig's paintings and films relate to representations of the female body, women's experience and gender relations in American art and film history.In Chicago, I will examine how Maria Lassnig and the Women/Artist/Filmmakers group understood film as an expansion of traditional artistic practices, in order to question traditional gender roles. Comparative studies will contextualize the material within American art history. New examinations of media relations in Maria Lassnig's body images aim to expand research on Maria Lassnig’s art as well as American experimental film history and impact the established event-based categories of body art in the performative arts. Beyond the art historical field this project contributes to political discourses on gender relations and body representation.