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INES DOUJAK
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2 February until 21 May 2018

The Large Hall of the LENTOS is transformed into a fashion store! The Austrian artist Ines Doujak presents her highly unusual fashion collections. The exhibition space mutates temporarily into a changing room: visitors are welcome to touch, try on and take pictures. Citing and at the same time calling into question the glamour of the fashion world, Doujak’s works are characterized both by their determined criticism and their beauty. The artist brings into play the exploitative structures and the gender and class order hardwired into haute couture and the garment industry and deliberately blurs the demarcation line separating fashion statement and art.

The focus is on textile workers burnt to death in their factories, on total exhaustion as the lot of men and women in the low-wage sector, on dirty secrets, animal and human skins, Carnival and masquerade, drugs, war and the devil himself. Motifs and themes are directly inscribed on the textiles as carrier material. Fabrics, patterns, garments and accessories as well as texts, publications, objects, videos, dance interludes and pieces of music deal with the links between fashion, colonialism and globalized relations of production.

Parts of this continuously evolving fashion collection have already been shown in Stuttgart at the Württembergischer Kunstverein (Not Dressed for Conquering) and in Krakow at the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art (Masterless Voices).

Ines Doujak, born in Klagenfurt in 1959, is a graduate of the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. In addition to the fashion industry, the artist examines in her conceptual work stereotypes in the fields of gender roles and racism.

Curator: Hemma Schmutz

Events

OPENING
Thursday, 1 February 2018, 7 pm

free Admission

BLUE PRINT WORKSHOP DEVIL'S FOOD
Sunday, 29 April, 10 am – 4 pm
Ban unique patterns in blue print on fabric. Get to know the blue dyeing of fabrics with the Zeugfärberei Gutau and try it yourself. The workshop also includes the lecture Devil's Food.
Costs: € 30, max. 15 participants, registration at claudia.kern@lentos.at, T 0732 7070 3601, at the latest one week before the appointment.

LECTURE DEVIL’S FOOD
Sunday, 29 April, 2 pm
Ines Doujak and John Barker will give a lecture on the cultural background and history of the color Indigo, in German and English.
open to the public, free admission for lecture-visitors (admission fee for the exhibitions not included), no registration required

Guided Tours

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
every Thursday, 7 pm

duration 1 hour, costs € 3, exclusive admission, german only

additional Dates:
Sunday, 4 & 11 February, 4 pm
Tuesday, 6 & 13 February, 4 pm

GUIDED TOUR WITH THE CURATOR
Thursday, 22 February, 7 pm
with Hemma Schmutz, german only

FLASHLIGHT GUIDED TOUR
Saturday, 3 February, at 4 pm

 in english, duration 30 Min, € 2, no admission fee

GUIDED TOUR FOR DEAF MUSEUM VISITORS
Saturday, 5 May, 4 pm
with sign language interpreter
admission and guided tour free for deafs

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