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24 June until 2 October 2016

The complex work by the painter Béatrice Dreux moves in a space of personal experience and negotiates political-social themes at the same time. Her oeuvre is figurative painting, yet the works describe no situations, tell no stories. Instead, they test painting as a critical stance. They take up archaic motifs to newly formulate them in a contemporary way: woman, goddess, seer, animal, and plant are central. In the intense colors of Béatrice Dreux’s pictures, “there beats an angry gaiety”, which the philosopher George Steiner senses in all substantial art-acts.

Béatrice Dreux’s first solo museum exhibition brings together her most recent series of works with reference pictures from earlier years. The artist, who was born in 1972 in France, lives and works in Vienna.

Guest Curator: Robert Fleck


Thursday, 23 June 2016, 7.30 pm
(together with the artist Ingeborg Strobl)
Free admission

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