Birgit Jürgenssen
Jeder hat seine eigene Ansicht / Everyone Has His Own Point of View 1975, printed 2006

Artwork details

Artist
Birgit Jürgenssen 1949 – 2003
Title
Jeder hat seine eigene Ansicht / Everyone Has His Own Point of View
Date 1975, printed 2006
Medium Photograph, silver gelatin print on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 400 x 300 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Estate Birgit Jürgenssen, Galerie Hubert Winter 2013
Reference
P13487

Display caption

Jürgenssen was active in Vienna at the same time as VALIE EXPORT, yet her photographic works deal with the female body on a more intimate and poetic level. Here the artist turns her back to the viewer, with the titular sentence written with lipstick on her bare skin. This image can be interpreted as a visual pun on different levels: for example, the German word for ‘point of view’, Ansicht, implies the idea of a ‘frontal view’. Also, by expressing her statement in lipstick, Jürgenssen hints to the ways in which women’s identities are filtered and shaped by social conventions.

February 2016

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