THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD
Exhibition duration: 14 April – 26 September 2021
Francisco Carolinum Linz
With the exhibition „The mysterious world – Natalia LL” at the Francisco Carolinum, the grande dame of contemporary Polish art is being shown for the first time in a comprehensive retrospective in Austria. In the 1970s, the artist Natalia LL (born in 1937) created iconic feminist images: the series of works „Consumer Art” show pictures of young women eating bananas, sausages or ice cream with relish, and radically break with the cool rationalism of conceptual art. The promise of sensuality and eroticism in conventional advertising messages is articulated in her works as a self-confident feminist stance. The themes of longing and fantasies, dreams and the irrational are important points of reference in Natalia LL’s oeuvre. She expands the boundaries of rational experience and sexualised physicality into realms of the mystical, shamanistic and transcendental in the manner of a performance and documentary.
A catalogue is being published to accompany the exhibition.
Curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher in collaboration with Michaela Seiser.