19.0 × 25.0cm
Illustrations in color
German / English
Sandro Droschl, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, 2018
With a text by:
Nik Thoenen, Maia Gusberti
Roland Kraus, Markus Krottendorfer
Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna
This publication has been supported by the artist, the author, lenders, the team of Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, and Hedwig Müller
22.00 € exkl. Versand
The catalog was published on the occasion of the exhibition Maja Vukoje: fuels ‘n’ frumps (2.4.2017 – 4.2.2017) at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien.
This publication is dedicated to the exhibition by the Austrian artist Maja Vukoje and shows her genuine painterly vocabulary with painting. With its subject of the “Vogelscheuche” (Paul Klee, 1935; “scarecrow”), the exhibition’s title metaphorically alludes to traditional genre depictions of bodies and the objects surrounding them, while the artist – in these politically confusing times – presents for debate their internal states, materials, and the forces that drive and fuel them. Vukoje’s paintings are based on her exploration of political themes such as post-colonialism, gender, and pop culture. Vukoje’s approach is founded on more than just her own migrant experience – she also travels to specific places in order to examine certain cultural phenomena. She then takes the resulting mixture of realities and translates them into a complex, yet easily accessible visual language.
studied painting at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna (Maria Lassnig and Christian Ludwig Attersee). She has been awarded many prizes for her work: outstanding artist award, BKA Vienna (2015), Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Preis des Landes Burgenland (2005), Georg-Eisler-Preis der Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Vienna (2004), Award for young European painting, Premio del Golfo, La Spezia (2000).