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Jakob Lena Knebl
Female, 49 years of age

7 February to 18 October 2020

Jakob Lena Knebl stages an environment that makes the LENTOS Collection appear in a new light. Appealing powerfully to the sense, the artist presents two rooms in the LENTOS basement as bipolar opposites, contrasting a colourful side with a dark one. By combining her own works with a curatorial approach marked by a distinctly artistic touch, Knebl achieves a politically grounded reassessment of the collection. She undercuts the classical canon of received presentation wisdom to experiment with “democratic” forms. The way she playfully deploys different sets of tactics makes for an unusual, low-level-threshold accessibility that conveys a serious message with a tongue-in-cheek lightness.

Jakob Lena Knebl lives in Vienna and works as a Senior Artist at the Academy of Fine Arts. Recently she has concentrated on works in public space and has taken part in a series of international exhibitions, such as the Lyon Biennale 2019.

Events

OPENING
Thursday, 6 February 2020, 7 p.m.

together with Paweł Althamer
* free admission

ABOUT STAGING AND IDENTITY
Thursday, 20 February, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
A conversation in the exhibition Jakob Lena Knebl, in which an environment is created that intertwines art, design and fashion, and gets to the bottom of different identities.
* cost: museum admission or ticket museum total
* More on Museum Total

Public Guided Tours

GUIDED TOUR THROUGH JOSEF BAUER AND JAKOB LENA KNEBL
Every Sunday, 4 p.m.

Combined tour with highlights from the current special exhibitions Josef Bauer and Jakob Lena Knebl
* duration 1 hour
* cost € 3 plus admission
* German only

TOUR WITH THE ARTIST
JAKOB LENA KNEBL

Friday, 7 February, 2 p.m.
Thursday, 5 March, 7 p.m.

Together with the cultural scientist Karin Harasser
* duration 1 hour
* cost € 3 plus admission
* German only

Children & Family

BABY TOUR
Mommy, daddy, baby. Cool!

Tuesday, 31 March , 10:30 a.m.
A relaxed tour and discussions on selected areas in the collection and the current special exhibition. Strollers, baby carriers / slings, bottles - everything is welcome.
* Cost: museum entrance only
* German only
* Registration necessary

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Photo: © maschekS.