SMOLKA CONTEMPORARY | VIENNA
Opening: April 9, 2019 | 7 pm
Exhibition: April 10 - May 25, 2019
Location: Smolka Contemporary, Lobkowitzplatz 3, 1010 Vienna
One Million – WOMEN.NOW Edition
“I started to craft porcelain vessels by myself. The vessels are chronologically numbered from 1 to 1,000,000. In each piece, shaped by my hands on the wheel, the serial numbers are engraved in the still soft porcelain.” For Women.Now, Aigner developed a new series that references Judy Chicago’s iconic The Dinner Party, first shown in 1979. Her photo piece, PRECARIOUS BALANCE, on display nearby, shows the artist herself in Chinese-inspired dress; in a gesture that pays tribute to a globalized world, she offers goblets as material evidence of the achievements of countless women. The goblets shown in the exhibit not only display a number, but also the names, dates of birth, and dates of death of Austrian women who have shaped their nation’s history and culture in the past, as well as the names of the artists participating in Women.Now.
All populations are multinational organisms.