28 Feb - 18 Aug 2024

Maria Lassnig

Drawings and paintings

This year, Cankarjev dom will once again Summer Museum Night on June 15th. The exhibition will be open until midnight and admission free.

Exhibition curators: Peter Pakesch (Maria Lassnig Foundation), Katarina Hergouth (Cankarjev dom)
Exhibition architect: Sara Badovinac

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of Maria Lassnig (1919–2014), one of Austria’s most important and internationally renowned artists, Cankarjev dom is presenting the artist's first solo exhibition in Slovenia.

Lassnig is particularly known for the depth of psychological expression in her self-portraits and her concept of Body Awareness. Throughout her remarkable artistic career she produced a prolific body of paintings and drawings, and also pursued filmmaking (animated film). She engaged in a focused dialogue with her art, which always constituted the pivotal strand of her life. Even though Lassnig’s work gained well deserved public recognition at a relatively late stage in her life, today her works form an important part of the permanent collections of major museums (MoMA in New York City, The Essl Collection, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Albertina Museum, etc.). 

The exhibition at Cankarjev dom’s Gallery primarily features Lassnig’s drawings, as well as a selection of oils on canvas and several short animated films.  

Presented in collaboration with: Maria Lassnig Foundation, Austrian Cultural Forum, Neue Galerie Graz, sixpackfilm and others.


»The drawing is closest to the idea.«
Maria Lassnig, 1992

»My art begins with people, and goes out to people.« 
Maria Lassnig, 2009 


Maria Lassnig

28 Feb - 18 Aug 2024
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6,00 EUR

4,00 EUR * * EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners.



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