stlerliste Röcke tragen – Ebene 2 Mönchsberg – 18.2. – 10.6.2012
curators: Katja Mittendorfer and Veit Ziegelmaier
T +43.662.84 22 20-403
Clothes convey different messages, far beyond their functional properties which protect the body against the elements and nakedness. Using contemporary artistic positions from our own collection, complemented by selected loans, the exhibition shows, how clothes - through fashion, traditions and conventions - are staged and understood in a formulaic way as a social, cultural and genderspecific system of symbols and signs and an individually sensed expression of personality. The title of the exhibition is a reference to the series of photographs Wearing Skirts by Andrea Lumplecker. Apart from clothes-specific questions about male and female identity, artists scrutinize and critically question the staging of clothes by the fashion industry whose aim is to advertise their products on the bodies of models as objects of desire and projection surfaces for the consumer‘s own attractiveness. As depicted by Peter Köllerer in his work series Architectures of Desire the coveted textiles are presented in the carefully decorated shop windows of boutiques and temples of consumerism as tempting consumer goods, according to the motto: Clothes make the man. This is contrasted with works by other artists who use discarded or found garments which show the individual traces or their owners and wearers despite industrial mass production. Sculptures by Erwin Wurm illustrate that clothes are only perceived as voluminous with the body of their wearer. Other aspects of clothes explored in the exhibition include culture-specific and historical garments, as all as the as all as the role of uniforms.
Uli Aigner / Irene Andessner / Iris Andraschek/ Diane Arbus / Peter Paul Atzwanger / Herbert Bayer / Arthur Benda / Lilian Birnbaum / Kaucyila Brooke/ Michaela Bruckmüller / Walter Ebenhofer/ VALIE EXPORT / Sissi Farassat / Rita Fabsits und Beatrix Fiala / Trude Fleischmann / Sylvie Fleury und Erwin Wurm / Masahisa Fukase / Bernhard Fuchs / Micha Payer und Martin Gabriel / Dorothee Golz/ Michaela Göltl / Maria Hahnenkamp / Alfred Haberpointner / Robert F. Hammerstiel / Takashi Hanabusa / Caroline Heider / Ilse Haider/ Matthias Herrmann / Marcel Houf / Franz Hubmann / Judith Huemer / Bishin Jumonji / Birgit Jürgenssen / Gudrun Kampl / Leo Kandl / Anselm Kiefer / Erika Kiffl / Rudolf Klaffenböck / Jürgen Klauke/ Iris Klein / Ronald Kodritsch / Jakob Lena Knebl / Peter Kogler / Peter Köllerer / Paul Kranzler / Elisabeth Kraus/ Friedl vom Gröller (=Friedl Kubelka)/ Hans Kupelwieser/ Sigrid Kurz / BrancoLenart / Andrea Lumplecker / AnjaManfredi / Emil Mayer / Elfriede Mejchar / Inge Morath / Eva Maria Ocherbauer / Madame d`Ora/ Ferhat Özgür / Lothar Rübelt/ Gerhard Rühm / Willy Puchner / / Eva Schlegel/ Johannes Schweiger/ Walter Seidl / Beat Streuli / Muntean- Rosenblum / Gabriele Rothemann/ ConstanzeSchweiger / Cindy Sherman / Walter Cora Pongracz / Borjana Ventzislavova/ Hans Weigand/ Hans Weiss/ Manfred Willmann/ Erwin Wurm / Robert Zahornicky