Maria Lassnig

Me, Encircled by a Fly

Hauser & Wirth

This virtual show on the work of Maria Lassnig delves into the late artist's preoccupation with her physical state—what was to her a conceptual approach she called "body awareness." In particular, this exhibition highlights pieces engaging with this theme that Lassnig made between 1987 and 2005.

I searched for reality that was more fully in my possession than the exterior world...I found it waiting for me in the body house in which I dwell, realest and clearest reality

–Maria Lassnig

Maria Lassnig, Ich von einer Fliege umkreist (Me, Encircled by a Fly), c. 1990-1999. Chalk, watercolor on paper, 25 5/8 x 18 1/2 in.