VLASTA DELIMAR | PUT YOUR FAITH IN WOMEN
curator: Marko Stamenković
9.9. - 29.10.2016
opening: 8.9.2016, 18h
Performance, Thursday, 8.9., 20h: Monumental BANG - Vlasta Delimar & Marko Marković
Performance: Friday, 9.9., 18h: Vlasta Delimar - Conversation on the bed
WHERE: Galerie Michaela Stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna
Forget about your psychiatrists (at least this autumn...). They have not done much more than coming up with a 'diagnosis', even after hours and hours of therapy penetrating your dirty mind, your promiscuous past, and your not-so-happy future. Admit it: they never entirely released you from the pain you keep suffering from – not because you believe there is no such a thing as 'guilt' (a mere invention of the Roman Catholic Church, isn't it?) but simply because you are still so brutally and beautifully human, yet still so sad. And no smile on your face can compensate for the lack of sincerity behind that mask of empathy, too fake to be able to look at it full frontal.
On Thursday night (September 8, 2016), put up your tight underwear, take off your mask, and enter the 'sacred' exhibition space of Galerie Michaela Stock in Vienna without your mannered public posture and affected smile. Try to be yourself this time. Even barefoot (if you wish). Get rid of your fake bourgeois morality and dare to take part in a 'group therapy' that was never meant to be so. Picture, in front of your 'safety glasses', a naked body, as human as your own – now shameless and overexposed. It invites you to step forward and kneel in front of it. Act like true Christians: bring your shrink along, spread your legs, and put your Faith in women: "It's time for a Revolt of the Rude."1
After forty years of her artistic career, Vlasta Delimar's elementary body is now flirting with you in her first solo show in Vienna. It does not urge you to confess (as you did too many times during your turbulent coming-of-age years) but to look, to think and to feel what it means to communicate with oneself and with the entire world: as a bare naked woman aware of her sexuality, as a strong and sincere human being, and, after all, as a daring artistic personality whose 'overexposure' reveals more of her intelligent encounters with others than of mankind's perverted relationship to itself.
1See: Rhyd Wildermuth, We Are The Rude: Bourgeois Morality, False Commons, and Pagan Love. Gods&Radicals, February 2016.
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