Being Towards the World at Sophie Tappeiner

Artists: Leda Bourgogne, Jesse Darling, Kerstin Von Gabain, Sophie Jung, Maria Lassnig, Alina Szapocznikow, Jala Wahid

Exhibition title: Being Towards the World

Venue: Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, Austria

Date: March 3 – May 4, 2019

Photography: Kunst-dokumentation / all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna

Being Towards the World
with this organic trauma and this visceral joy.

The body senses world and saves world.
Its experiences make up the complex structure of the selves we use to negotiate life.
Bodies, unruly, defiant and fractured, insistently plastic and stubbornly present, carry forth their memories in unpredictable ways.

This vessel of present identities and past becomings is moved
by what has occured to it while itself occuring onto others.

My body
Writes into your flesh
The poem
You make of me.1

-Sophie Tappeiner

1)Audre Lorde

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Sophie Jung, Frau Welt 1, 2019, foram material, mirror floor, nails, black cling film, c-print photograph, photocopy, medium gloss, clay, audio file, headphone, dimensions varialbe

Sophie Jung, Frau Welt 1, 2019, foram material, mirror floor, nails, black cling film, c-print photograph, photocopy, medium gloss, clay, audio file, headphone, dimensions varialbe

Kerstin von Gabain, Civilization and Monsters, 2019, wax, vaseline, plaster, wood, oil paint, nails, dimensions variable

Kerstin von Gabain, Civilization and Monsters, 2019, wax, vaseline, plaster, wood, oil paint, nails, dimensions variable

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Sophie Jung, Sewfpowtwaits as Seethers, 2019, mesh, paint, plastic foil, page from a coloring book, clay, test tubes, black cling film, audio file, dimensions variable

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Sophie Jung, Sewfpowtwaits as Seethers, 2019, mesh, paint, plastic foil, page from a coloring book, clay, test tubes, black cling film, audio file, dimensions variable

Kerstin von Gabain, A Small Intricate Box With Plasters On Top, 2019, plaster, 15 x 15 x 15 cm

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Maria Lassnig, Selfportrait, 1971, screening of original 16 mm film, presented from a digital file, 05:00 min

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Jala Wahid, Red Forever Approaching Obsidian, 2019, jesmonite, latex, 50 x 55 x 26 cm

Jala Wahid, Red Forever Approaching Obsidian, 2019, jesmonite, latex, 50 x 55 x 26 cm

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Leda Bourgogne, Rash, 2018, fishnet tights, leather, zipper, thread, silicone, paint, plush blanket, 50,5 x 45,5 x 6 cm

Jala Wahid, Born from and Buried in Baba Gurgur, 2018, microcrystalline wax, beeswax, MDF, 250 x 130 x 30 cm

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Alina Szapocznikow, Untitled, 1968, pencil on paper 65 x 49,7 cm, Private Collection, Graz

Jala Wahid, Born from and Buried in Baba Gurgur, 2018, microcrystalline wax, beeswax, MDF, 250 x 130 x 30 cm

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Jesse Darling, Plastic bags, 2013 (2019) color photograph, edition of 5, 100 x 70 cm

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Being Towards The World, installation view, Sophie Tappeiner, 2019

Sophie Jung, Or am I to become a corpse?, 2019, varnish on glass, dimensions variable

Sophie Jung, Or am I to become a corpse?, 2019, varnish on glass, dimensions variable

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