Leben Lieben Leiden

The images of women of young female artists

„Leben Lieben Leiden“ brings together young female artists who work with, question and investigate historical and present-day perceptions of “femininity” as a theme or social model. The issue of a true “female aesthetic” is not the focus of these diverse female-artistic positions; much more it is to discern what happens when “femininity” becomes a category. In their – at times – playful examinations of old and new “myths about women” and of the oft-quoted personal artistic identity, they have created new works for this project that – sensual, humorous, thoughtful, controversial, provocative – look at attributions of “femininity”, question these and decode the complex interlinking of subject and power, without producing new feminine myths.
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Leben Lieben Leiden

March 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-394-2

24,00 × 23,00 cm

142 pages

84 colored and 10 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German

by Alexandra Socher and Kunstverein Celle e.V. preface by Alfhild Scharf authors Holger Birkholz, Jana Duda, Alexander Edmonds, Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Martin Hartung, Karolin Heckemeyer, Thea Herold, Gesche Heumann, Constanze Kirchner, Sabrina Lambert, Claudia Lehmann, Anna-Alexandra Nadig, Peter Pinnau, Susanne Pfleger, Sabine Sander, Milan Steinbart, Alba D’Urbano, Alfhild Scharf, Alexandra Socher, Petra Schwenzfeier, Verena Vernunft, Tanja Wagner, Maren Welsch, Hagen Wirsing, Andrea Zaumseil and Anna Zika

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Leben Lieben Leiden Frauenbilder junger Künstlerinnen“, 4 June to 4 August 2010, Kunstverein Celle e. V.