Renate Bertlmann − Angst

Exhibition run: 9 June − 5 August 2017

Renate Bertlmann. Rape - Triptychon, 2013
70 x 105 cm. Digitalfoto auf Dibond
Renate Bertlmann − Angsthut, 2016
Fujicolor Crystal, 47 x 70 cm, kaschiert auf Dibond
Renate Bertlmann - Die Rache der Braut (aus der Serie der Fehdehandschuhe), 2010
30 x 40 cm , 37,5 x 50 cm
Digital-Fotografie, kaschiert auf Dibond
Renate Bertlmann - Reneé ou René : Rape 1- 4, 1977
127 x 230 cm. SW-Fotografie
Renate Bertlmann
Opens: 8 June, 7.30 pm
Introduction: Gabriele Schor (Director SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Vienna)
Exhibition run: 9 June − 5 August 2017
FOTOHOF / Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria
Renate Bertlmann’s solo exhibition at FOTOHOF entitled Angst [Fear] combines photographic works, videos, and installation-based staged settings spanning four decades. The selection follows the logic of her comprehensive multimedia feminist-subversive oeuvre applied to questions of time. The original title, Rape, was subsequently abandoned in favour of Angst and referenced several of Bertlmann’s works: photographic works of recent years (e.g. Braut und Bräutigam [Bride and Groom], 2013), but also fundamental series from the 1970s, e.g. Renée ou René (Rape) from 1977, which generally speaking address the quantum of violence in the social relationship between the genders, beyond the erotic allure of rituals of dominance and submission. 
In the spatial combination of photographs, videos and objects, Angst ambiguously encapsulates as a social state a widespread pleasure and desire derived from the fear of the other, time and again erotically charged in a way that is both cryptic and enigmatic. 
Renate Bertlmann, *1943 in Vienna; lives and works in Vienna. 
In 2017 Bertlmann received the Grand Austrian State Prize, which is awarded annually for an artist’s life work.
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