Renate BERTLMANN (b. 1943)

Renate Bertlmann (b. 1943 Vienna, Austria) is one of the pioneering feminist artists, whose art practice focuses on representations of sex, love and male-female relationships. Belonging to the same generation as VALIE EXPORT and Birgit Jürgenssen, she was included in the radical feminist exhibition MAGNA. Feminismus: Kunst und Kreativität (1975), which represented a major political statement at the time, curated by VALIE EXPORT.



Bertlmann has recently been included in Rebelle: Art & Feminism, MMKA, Arnhem, Netherlands (2009), Donna: avanguardia femminista negli anni '70, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (2010) and Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (2013), Me Myself & Them, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (2012) and re.act.feminism #2: A Performing Archive (travelling 2011-2013). A major monograph on the artist will be published in 2014 by Sammlung Verbund.


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