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Ashley Hans Scheirl

Catalogue, 2020
20.3 × 28.0cm, 192 pages 

20.3 × 28.0cm
192 pages
Illustrations in color
German / English / French

Edited by:
Sandro Droschl, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, 2020

With texts by:
Pierre Bal-Blanc, Daria de Beauvais, Sandro Droschl, Silvia Eiblmayr, Séamus Kealy, Guilherme Pires Mata, Monica Titton, Thomas Trummer

Graphic design:
FONDAZIONE Europa, Alexander Nussbaumer

Hatje Cantz, Berlin


This publication has been supported by Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport, Wien; Land Steiermark, Kultur, Europa, Sport; Stadt Graz, Kulturabteilung; Land Salzburg, Kultur, Bildung, Gesellschaft und Sport; Stadt Salzburg, Kultur, Bildung und Wissen; Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation, Wien; DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Berlin; Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris; Galerie Crone, Berlin, Vienna

40.00 €

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The catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition Ashley Hans Scheirl: Genital Economy Posing (5.5.20186.21.2018) at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. The publication introduces the artistic work of Ashley Hans Scheirl in eight essays and presents elaborate projects, among others for Documenta 14, the Biennale de Lyon 2019, the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien and the Salzburger Kunstverein.

Ashley Hans Scheirl overcomes the limitations of media as easily as she deals with gender and cultural norms.

Born Angela Scheirl, the artist achieved international fame in the late 1980s for her experimental films and videos. She is now considered a trailblazer and a cult figure of the international queer and transgender artists scene. Scheirl’s work examines questions about her own identity by surmounting predefined genres and classifications. Her three-dimensional installations unite paintings, spatial designs, videos, photographs, drawings, sculptures, and performance props. The artist is interested in questioning the economy and power of social conditions and the libidinal structures active in them.


Participating artists

Ashley Hans Scheirl

*1956, Salzburg, lives in Vienna

studied restoration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (diploma 1980). 2003 she completed postgraduate studies (M.A.) in fine arts (painting / installation) at Central Saint Martins College for Art and Design in London. In 2006 she received the Austrian State Scholarship for Fine Arts. From 2006 to 2019 Scheirl was Professor of Contextual Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Scheirl’s work could be seen at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Kunsthaus Bregenz, the Museum of Modern Art Vienna and at the Biennale in Lyon.