Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – VERBUND COLLECTION

Group show20th Anniversary VERBUND COLLECTION29.02. - 05.05.2024

Carrie Mae Weems, *1953 in Portland (Oregon), USA,
lives and works in New York

Photos: Ana Paula Franco

24 available works

The ALBERTINA Museum presents an exhibition of works from VERBUND COLLECTION, Vienna, held in celebration of the collection’s twentieth anniversary.

The corporate collection was founded by the leading Austrian electricity company VERBUND in 2004 and holds around one thousand works by two hundred artists. The catalogues released by its publishing arm have given a significant boost to some of the artists’ careers. The show includes new acquisitions that will be presented in Austria for the first time.

The large bodies of work by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Birgit Jürgenssen, and Renate Bertlmann compiled in keeping with VERBUND COLLECTION’s maxim “depth instead of breadth” make up the first part of the exhibition. Sherman is presented side by side with contemporaries like Martha Wilson and younger artists like Aneta Grzeszykowska, who reenacted Sherman’s famous black-and-white series Untitled Film Stills in color. They are followed by works of the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s that deal with the reduction of women to the roles of housewife, wife, and mother, the use of the female body, and female sexuality.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – VERBUND COLLECTION
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Carrie Mae Weems – VERBUND COLLECTION