- Murano glass and metal, protected by acrylic case
- Edition Size:
- 50, plus 20 APs
- 50 x 11 x 11 cm (19.6 x 4.3 x 4.3 in.)
- Each edition is numbered and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist
About the Artwork
This glass rose out of which protrudes razor sharp blades was hand blown in Murano and is the precious edition of the exhibition of the Pavilion of Austria at the 58th Venice Art Biennale, Discordo Ergo Sum (“I dissent, therefore I am”), featuring a precise grid of 312 glass roses. Indeed, Bertlmann’s work ironically subverts and redefines social phenomena and symbols.
"Perhaps it was novel for me to focus from the very start on investigating and developing a new image of the male by the female and did not restrict myself to developing a new image of the female by the female."
With her knife-rose installation in the pavilion’s back courtyard, the Austrian artist focuses on the dichotomy of the human existence. The presentation marks the first time in the history of Austria's participation in the Biennale that a female artist represents the country with a solo exhibition.
About the Artist
With her provocative pieces, Renate Bertlmann (born in Vienna in 1943) challenges the way women are held back by societal conventions.