Maria Lassnig. Das filmische Werk

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Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) is internationally recognized as one of the most important painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. The leitmotif of her painting, the act of rendering her body awareness visible, found additional expression in the films she made in New York in the early 1970s. While several of these films have long since been part of her canonical works (e.g. Selfportrait, Iris, and Couples), many remained unfinished. These "films in progress" can be regarded as autobiographical notes as well as an artistic experiment featuring many of Lassnig's recognizable subjects and techniques. In 2018, this filmic legacy was restored and in many cases completed according to her original concept and instructions by two close collaborators, artists Mara Mattuschka and Hans Werner Poschauko.

This German-language publication provides the first comprehensive index of Lassnig's film works, offering insight into the filmmaker's world of ideas through a wide selection of her previously unpublished notes. It includes contributions by James Boaden, Beatrice von Bormann, Jocelyn Miller, Stefanie Proksch-Weilguni, and Isabella Reicher and extensive conversations on the rediscovery of Lassnig’s fascinating films.

The enclosed DVD contains a selection of the "films in progress."

This volume was published in collaboration with and with financial support of Maria Lassnig Foundation. The enclosed DVD was published in cooperation with INDEX-Edition.

"The book is beautifully produced, and fully illustraded in colour, the result of a complex process to ensure that Lassnig's film work was included in her artistic oevre. [...] Like all good art catalogues, this is a hugely pleasureable publication to dip into to appreciate the beautiful imagery, or to read deeply and gain an understanding of this remarkable artist whose film work has been shamefully under-documented until now." (Journal of Film Preservation)
Maria Lassnig. Das filmische Werk
Edited by Eszter Kondor, Michael Loebenstein, Peter Pakesch, Hans Werner Poschauko
Editorial work: Isabella Reicher
Vienna 2021, 192 pages, in German
ISBN 978-3-901644-85-6
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This volume is also published in English.
All publications produced by the Austrian Film Museum are distributed internationally by Columbia University Press.
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