Künstler / Projekt
Third Room: FRENZI RIGLING
Ausstellungstitel
FRENZI 365

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Duration: 01. 06. - 04. 08. 2007

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Beschreibung - English
For the exhibition FRENZI 365, Frenzi Rigling has made her own life her subject. On 365 DIN A4 sheets she drew the various pieces of clothing that she wore each day over a whole year, from spring 2005 to spring 2006. 365 times skirt, blouse, underwear, shoes. Depending on the season there are also coats and jackets, or hats, as well. What was to be worn the next day was drawn by the artist the evening before. Sketches made in black felt-tip pen, in simple, schematic lines, rapidly and in a deliberately trivial manner. The outline of the shape is the integrating stylistic element. Matter-of-factly, and in almost identical repetitions, Frenzi Rigling lists her wardrobe day for day, week for week, month for month and, according to her intention, year for year. Although the motifs, which are perfectly-declined on sheet after sheet, suggest the sublime Semperian ideals of enveloping, covering and security, Rigling rids her subjects of all glamour – in view of the unconcealed functionality that is being exhibited. Zealously, she documents the daily routine of her choreography of the body. The pattern book as a cipher for the stages of life. As strictly conceptually structured works, Rigling’s diary pages can be classified together with the self-portraits and self-presentations made by those artists who deal with the differentiated image of women’s search for identity, ranging from Cindy Shermann to Friedl Kubelka Bondy.
Brigitte Huck, Vienna 2007

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Galerie
Exhibition view FRENZI RIGLING <em>FRENZI 365</em>, 2007<div>Exhibition view FRENZI RIGLING <em>FRENZI 365</em>, 2007</div><div>Exhibition view FRENZI RIGLING <em>FRENZI 365</em>, 2007</div>

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