Watercolor with head

Maria Lassnig and the Body

The work produced by the Austrian artist Maria Lassnig (1919-2014) focuses on profound sensations. The visualization of physical emotions and the tracing of body perception form the core of her body awareness work. Three years after her death, the Albertina honors Maria Lassnig with a retrospective of her graphic work and brings together around 100 of the artist's best hand drawings. Previously completely unknown pieces turn out to be key works in this show. Together with more familiar drawings, they cast new light of Lassnig's concept of body awareness and open up new insights into the Austrian’s diverse oeuvre.

Lassnig was one of the most important artists of the 20th century and made her own body the focus of her work at an early stage. She captured her self-perception and sense of self on paper with humor and seriousness, with yearning and ruthlessness. It wasn't what she saw but what she felt that became the picture.

Maria Lassnig - Dialogues

5 May - 27 August 2017


Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Young people under 19   €0,00
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 2,40€ off
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   190  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 260 cm wide and 270 cm low , Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540).
      Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. Reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

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