Smolka Contemporary

NEW FORMS OF BEAUTY 2

Gilbert Bretterbauer / Stefan Lenhart / Frenzi Rigling / Elisabeth von Samsonow / Michael Sailstorfer / Stefanie Ullmann / Claudia Wieser / Martin Wöhrl

4.5. – 30.5.2018

Opeening:
Donnerstag, 3. Mai 2018
19:00 Uhr

In cooperation with the Maximiliansforum Munich

smolkacontemporary.at

Galerie nächst St. Stephan Wien

The History of Psyche

17th of March 2018 Opening

https://www.schwarzwaelder.at

 

Belvedere Museum WIEN

AGING

17. November 2017 bis 04. März 2018

Anti-aging is heard more often in our society than the wisdom of age, it would seem. Bowing to the cult of youth, images of age are often dictated by the cosmetics industry. Countering this are the many historical and contemporary works by artists pursuing a completely different idea of age. For the first time these are being showcased in a comprehensive exhibition at the Belvedere.

https://www.belvedere.at/kraft_des_alters

Social Sculpture Model I

marriage, installation, various materials, 2017

shown at PARALLEL VIENNA (19.-24.09.2017)

curated by Stefan Bidner at ALTE SIGMUND FREUD UNIVERSITÄT,

Schnirchgasse 9A, 1030 Vienna

film LABORATORY OF THE EXO/ENDO KORPUS

Elisabeth von Samsonow's film LABORATORY OF THE EXO/ ENDO CORPUS (12'40, A 2017) is screened in the framework of the VIENNALE 2017 on the 23rd of October at 8.30 pm in the Stadtkino/ Künstlerhaus (Karlsplatz 5 in Vienna) and on the 30th of October 2017 in the Metro Kino/ Historical Hall.

https://www.viennale.at/de/film/labor-des-exoendo-korpus

Elisabeth von Samsonow LES BALLETTS RUSSES PRÉSENTENT:

ANTI ELECTRA

SOLYANKA STATE GALLERY MOSKAU

FEMINICITIES curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein
15th of June until 9th of July 2017

(performance days: 28.-30th of June)


Elisabeth von Samsonow’s piece is a threefold performative work on the subject of Electra, a character that has played a key role in Vienna at the turn of the century. The figure was engaged in order to unfold feminine psychic structures not only by Sigmund Freud, but was also staged in the play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1903) and in Richard Strauss‘ Opera orchestrating Hofmannsthal’s Libretto (1909). I relate the „hysterical“ figure of Electra to the girl character of Strawinksy’s ballet für Les Ballets Russes Le sacre du printemps which was first staged at nearly the same time, 1913 in Paris. Both plays, Electra and Le sacre du printemps show the girl in a key role as „victim“ – in the case of Hofmannsthal/Strauss as the victim of a family tragedy, in the play by Les Ballets Russes as a victim of spring, meaning that she is elected to die in a tribal rite for the revival oft he season.  

Elisabeth von Samsonow’s work analyzes, comments, re-enacts and remembers the features oft he character of the girl in ordert o ward it off its negative position as a „victim“.

 

Elisabeth von Samsonow

EXPLOSION

FAN Fine Art Network Praterstrasse 33 1020 Vienna hosted by Gregor Eichinger Office

Curated by Ute Burckhardt-Bodenwinkler
Opening 30th of May 2017 7 pm

Having explored Photosynthesis the artist focuses on growth, after phyto-metamorphosis (becoming plant) comes geo-anatomy. The result: the earth is an ectstatic being.

Elisabeth von Samsonow,
sketch book (foto: Christoph Fuchs)

Elisabeth von Samsonow

Elisabeth von Samsonow is invited to take part in the

„Lake Blue Heaven Qingdao International Spring Art Salon“ in China

curated by Shan Hong, exhibition runs from 19th of May until 9th of June 2017

 

Woman and Dog,
water color drawing 2017

Elisabeth von Samsonow

LEBEN LOBEN (praising life)

Solo show at the Kunstraum Leoben

Museumscenter Kirchgasse 6
A 8700 LEOBEN

Opening 16/5/2017 6p.m.
17/5-29/7 2017
monday-saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Elisabeth von Samsonow at NASTY WOMEN ART CHICAGO

Moonlight Studios 1446 Kinzie St, Chicago

May 5th 2017, 5.30-10.30 p.m.

 

Elisabeth von Samsonow,
aus der Serie RITES OF SPRING

 

 

ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW FÜR DIE VIENNA ART WEEK 2016

Tuesday 15th of November 3pm, MAK Stubenring 5 1010 Vienna

DISLIKE MYSELF TERROR ACT/
WANT MYSELF BEAUTIFUL DESIRE SCULPT

I do not like this part / I am going to cut this off/ Let me change this a little bit/ Ah, here something has to be done/ This line is not yet this/ This shape is somehow, hm/ There is not enough tension in that line/ Ha this one I am going to take off totally/ No, that is not good yet/ This has to be refined/ This form is not interesting/ In a way, this looks not really appealing/ I am going to sand this/ Here it needs some paint/ The way this…..

with Tamara Stajner, vacuum cleaner, voice

PARALLEL VIENNA 21st - 25th of september 2016

Elisabeth von Samsonow's work ORPHEUS in the show curated by Stefan Bidner "WUNDERKAMMER"

opening 21st of September  1-10 pm
galleries open 12-7 pm wednesday - sunday

OLD POST OFFICE, 11, DOMINIKANERBASTEI, A -1010 VIENNA

 

Orpheus, Linden tree,  lacquer, cello strings 2014
© Nathan Murrell

ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW A YOUNG WOMAN

Galerie Jünger, Paniglgasse 17A, 1040 Vienna

Opening 15th September 19.00

Elisabeth von Samsonow. COMING INTO THE WORLD (performance)
Opening hours of the gallery 16th of september until 31st of october, Tuesday-Friday 14-18,
Saturday 11-14

On the occasion of her 60th birthday Elisabeth von Samsonow presents new works under the titel „protuberance“ dealing with the origin of sculpture in camber. Furthermore, a group of large formate paper works are presented for the first time. These works express the fascination the artist had in her thirties for the painting of Frida Kahlo, Paula Modersohn, Lovis Corinth, Max Beckmann and Franz Marc. They explore being a young woman, as a Jeanne d’Arc who goes for fighting, for instance, as friend among friends, as a thinker and researcher of myths, as somebody who projects being female in all directions. The exhibition is dedicated to Hans Kreill, a bavarian farmer, who died in October 2015. He had kept well these works for the artist thirty years long.

Madonna with the brushes, gouache, 1985

ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW

LIFE IS GREEN

curated by Norbert Kaltenhofer

GRÜNSPAN
Platform for Art and Culture in the Drau Valley
Drautalstrasse 5
A 9710 Mühlboden/ Feffernitz

Opening: Saturday 27/8/2016
Opening speech by Romana Schuler

Elisabeth von Samsonow’s sculptures of linden wood radiate sound and perfume, speaking about the liquid of life, about the green blood chlorophyllum which is so intimately related to the red one. Human breathing is a gift of the plants, recalling that the children of gods are creatures born from one  matrixial body, different in kind, but made from the same wood. Out of encounters in harmony and disharmony, in play or violence, archetypical patterns of power and impotence emerge that draw the tragedy of the individual. (Margot Fassler)

Self reflexive Girl, linden wood, 2009

ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW AUSTRILLIONS TO COME

BACK TO ATHENS

with Anna Vasof, Bettina Kattinger, Bildstein/ Glatz,
Jeremias Altmann, Lisa Ruyter, Marko Lulic, Pablo Chiereghin

curated by CHRISTIAN RUPP

3.6. - 30.6.2016

OPENING: 3 June 2016, 20:00

CHEAPART
25 A.METAXA 25, EXARHIA
10681 ATHENS

Elisabeth von Samsonow: Geohippus,
Mischtechnik auf Jute 2010

ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW TRANSPLANTS

curated by FELICITAS THUN-HOHENSTEIN

ZEITKUNST NIEDERÖSTERREICH DOMINIKANERKIRCHE
KREMS KÖRNERMARKT 4

5.6. - 16.10.2016

daily 11-18 Uhr

OPENING: 4 June 2016, 19:00

PERFORMANCE SAMSONOW TRANSPLANT ORCHESTRA

Press reports:
WideWalls: Elizabeth von Samsonow Remaps the Relationships
between Bodies, Language and Observers

(c) Studio Samsonow

ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW

PAPER WORKS


GALERIE ELISABETHZEIGT
LOBKOWITZPLATZ 3
1010 WIEN

12.2. - 26.3.2016

Tue-Fri: 14-18
Sat: 12-14

www.elisabethzeigt.at

(c) Studio Samsonow