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Exhibition February 20 − August 30, 2020

Renate Bertlmann. Discordo ergo sum

For an exhibition starting in February 2020 in the Upper Belvedere, an Austrian artist developed a new version of her work. Murano glass red roses, strictly assembled in a grid, will decorate the Carlon Hall of the palace luxuriously frescoed.

This juxtaposition of fragility and aggression reflects the duality of baroque frescoes. The contradiction proclaimed in the title of the work "Discordo ergo sum", physically materializes in space.

Renate Bertlmann is a leading Austrian avant-garde feminist who has been dealing with issues of sexuality, love, gender and eroticism in a social context since the early 1970s, and her own body often acts as an artistic medium.