A look into Ashley Hans Scheirl's new catalog with texts by Pierre Bal-Blanc, Daria de Beauvais, Sandro Droschl, Silvia Eiblmayr, Séamus Kealy, Guilherme Pires Mata, Monica Titton, and Thomas Trummer and numerous illustrations in color that will be published with Hatje Cantz.

Ashley Hans Scheirl overcomes the limitations of media as easily as she deals with gender and cultural norms. Born Angela Scheirl, the artist achieved international fame in the late 1980s for her experimental films and videos. She is now considered a trailblazer and a cult figure of the international queer and transgender artists scene. Scheirl’s work examines questions about her own identity by surmounting predefined genres and classifications. Her three-dimensional installations unite paintings, spatial designs, videos, photographs, drawings, sculptures, and performance props. The artist is interested in questioning the economy and power of social conditions and the libidinal structures active in them.

The publication introduces the artistic work of Ashley Hans Scheirl in eight essays and presents elaborate projects, among others for Documenta 14, the Biennale de Lyon 2019, the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien and the Salzburger Kunstverein.

192 pages
Illustrations in color
German/ English/ French

Edited by Sandro Droschl, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, 2020

With texts by Pierre Bal-Blanc, Daria de Beauvais, Sandro Droschl, Silvia Eiblmayr, Séamus Kealy, Guilherme Pires Mata, Monica Titton, Thomas Trummer

Graphic design:
FONDAZIONE Europa, Alexander Nussbaumer

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Berlin
ISBN 978-3-7757-4688-5

Price: 40 Euro
https://www.hatjecantz.de/ashley-hans-scheirl-7734-1.html

This publication has been supported by
Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport, Vienna
Land Steiermark, Kultur, Europa, Sport
Stadt Graz, Kulturabteilung
Land Salzburg, Kultur, Bildung, Gesellschaft und Sport
Stadt Salzburg, Kultur, Bildung und Wissen
Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation, Wien
DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Berlin
Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris
Galerie Crone, Berlin, Vienna

06/16/2020