Wealth & Propriety is the title of two of Anna-Sophie Berger's most recent exhibition projects. They are accompanied by an image of a stick-figure wearing a dress on which arrows are drawn like axes, labeled with the designations "wealth" and "propriety". The lecture will explore these terms literally and formally as they relate to art and to Berger's practice.
Anna-Sophie Berger (b. 1989, Vienna) is an artist living and working in New York and Vienna. She was trained in fashion and creates work that connects individual perception and intimate use with questions of material reality as part of socio-economic circulation and consumption. Berger has had solo exhibitions at Bonner Kunstverein (2020); Cell Project Space, London (2019); MUMOK, Vienna (2016); Kunsthaus Bregenz (2016); Ludlow 38, New York (2015); White Flag Projects, St. Louis (2015); and Belvedere21, Vienna (2014); among others. She has recently participated in group exhibitions at the Pictures Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (2022); The Glucksman, Cork (2022); MACRO Museum, Rome (2021); MAK, Austria (2019); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2019); Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (2018); S.M.A.K., Ghent (2018); Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2018); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2017); Kunstverein München, Munich (2017). She is the recipient of the 2017 Ars Viva Fine Arts Prize in Germany and the 2016 Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize, Austria.
The lecture will be held in English language.