Rita E. Täuber (Hrsg.)
Gnadenlos. Künstlerinnen und das Komische
Exh. cat. Kunsthalle Vogelmann / Städtische Museen Heilbronn (Cologne: Wienand Verlag, 2012), pp. 180 - 187.

From fine irony to absurd witticisms and anarchic humour – the volume Gnadenlos is dedicated to the varied aspects of the comic in works by female artists. It presents some 70 works by famous women such as VALIE EXPORT, Meret Oppenheim, Pipilotti Rist, Marianne von Werefkin and many others. In their works – paintings, graphic art, watercolours, collages, objects, photographs, performances, films and videos – the comic emerges as a subversive strategy, as a perceptive and merciless reaction to society, politics and art. An amusing and multifaceted glimpse of the avant-garde praxis of humour.

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