Flying High: Women Artists of Art Brut

Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria | February 15 – June 23, 2019

Works from the Collection of Mediumistic Art will be on show at a comprehensive exhibition featuring masterpieces of Art Brut by female creators. The exhibition Flying High will be held at the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna, Austria. It is aimed to present the wide range of artistic expressions by women artist of Art Brut. Important works by mediumistic artists are also part of this exhibition.

The exhibition enables a long overdue shift or rather expansion in the perception of Art Brut, which for decades was male-dominated – with a few noteworthy exceptions – both on the part of the experts and in their selection of the artists considered worthy of note.

Women mediumistic artists enlarge this perspective by an important facet. From the Collection of Mediumistic Art, drawings by Gertrude Honzatko-Mediz, Clara Schuff and Alma Rumball will be on view. The works by Alma Rumball will be shown for the first time in continental Europe.

It is a fortunate coincidence that the exhibition City of Women: Women Artists in Vienna from 1900 to 1938 (January 25, 2019 to May 19, 2019) is taking place at the same time as this exhibition in the Belvedere in Vienna. The exhibition also includes works by Emilie Mediz-Pelikan (1861–1908), the mother of Gertrude Honzatko-Mediz. Gertrude Honzatko-Mediz had produced her mediumistic works, with which she is represented in the Flying High exhibition, through spiritualist contact with her mother. Both mother and daughter were long forgotten in the art world or had never really appeared in it, as is the case with the daughter, and now resurface simultaneously in the same place, which may lead to an exciting rediscovery.


Flying HIgh BuchExhibition Catalogue
Brugger, Ingried, Hannah Rieger and Veronika Rudorfer (eds.)
Flying High: Künstlerinnen der Art Brut
Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2019
ISBN 978-3-86828-911-4







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