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Maria Lassnig Maria Lassnig
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Lassnig trained at the academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and then spent several years in Paris in the 1950s and 60s, where she was exposed to Art Informel and Surrealism. From 1968 to 1980, she lived in New York, where she did pioneering work in film, producing a series of remarkably inventive animations all presented by INDEX for the first time on DVD. Drawing on some of the same themes and subjects as her paintings, the narratives are profound and astute observations of the complexities of male-female relationships and of the experience of being both a woman and an artist. Her most celebrated film - Kantate - was produced later, in 1992, when Lassnig was 73. It presents her life story in a 14-verse song performed by the artist in a variety of costumes and accompanied by animations that are filled with humour and wit. The work resists art-historical categorization, with Lassnig remaining independent from any particular art movement, and yet her work has consistently engaged successive generations of artists. While she is mainly celebrated in Austria and Germany, the significance of Lassnig's work has been increasingly recognised through greater exposure in exhibitions worldwide.' - excerpt from Serpentine Gallery catalogue This DVD contains: BAROQUE STATUES, 1970-74, 15 min IRIS, 1971, 10 min CHAIRS 1971, 2 min SELFPORTRAIT 1971, 4 min 30 sec SHAPES 1972, 9 min COUPLES 1972, 9 min PALMISTRY 1973, 10 min ART EDUCATION 1976, 8 min MARIA LASSNIG KANTATE / The Ballad of Maria Lassnig 1992, 8 min Maria Lassnig: Born 1919, Austria. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (1943). 1980-90 professor of the master class for Experimental Design at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna; 1982 founded the only Austrian teaching studio for animated film. Member of the Woman Artist Filmmakers Group New York (1972-80). Member of the Austria Filmmakers Cooperative. For private domestic use only, please contact INDEX directly for institutional orders. Lassnig trained at the academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and then spent several years in Paris in the 1950s and 60s, where she was exposed to Art Informel and Surrealism. From 1968 to 1980, she lived in New York, where she did pioneering work in film, producing a series of remarkably inventive animations all presented by INDEX for the first time on DVD. Drawing on some of the same themes and subjects as her paintings, the narratives are profound and astute observations of the complexities of male-female relationships and of the experience of being both a woman and an artist. Her most celebrated film - Kantate - was produced later, in 1992, when Lassnig was 73. It presents her life story in a 14-verse song performed by the artist in a variety of costumes and accompanied by animations that are filled with humour and wit. The work resists art-historical categorization, with Lassnig remaining independent from any particular art movement, and yet her work has consistently engaged successive generations of artists. While she is mainly celebrated in Austria and Germany, the significance of Lassnig's work has been increasingly recognised through greater exposure in exhibitions worldwide.' - excerpt from Serpentine Gallery catalogue This DVD contains: BAROQUE STATUES, 1970-74, 15 min IRIS, 1971, 10 min CHAIRS 1971, 2 min SELFPORTRAIT 1971, 4 min 30 sec SHAPES 1972, 9 min COUPLES 1972, 9 min PALMISTRY 1973, 10 min ART EDUCATION 1976, 8 min MARIA LASSNIG KANTATE / The Ballad of Maria Lassnig 1992, 8 min Maria Lassnig: Born 1919, Austria. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (1943). 1980-90 professor of the master class for Experimental Design at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna; 1982 founded the only Austrian teaching studio for animated film. Member of the Woman Artist Filmmakers Group New York (1972-80). Member of the Austria Filmmakers Cooperative. For private domestic use only, please contact INDEX directly for institutional orders.

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20 page booklet with exclusive material, bilingual English-German text.

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SKU 9120020380331
Year 1970-92 (DVD 2009)
Director Lassnig, Maria
Format DVD
Publisher(s) INDEX DVD Edition
Countries Austria
Colour Colour
Subtitles English
Language(s) English, German
Running time 75 min 3 sec
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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