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Gabriela von Habsburg

2016 - 1996

Gabriela von Habsburg has created a diverse body of sculptural works, which can be seen throughout Europe and the United States, including a 1990 sculpture at the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC. Although her works address a wide range of themes, she is perhaps best known for two works that reflect her time living and working in the Republic of Georgia and, later, as Georgia’s ambassador to Germany in Berlin. Both political and poetical, the sculptures in stainless steel and stone-printed lithography take as their subject events in the country’s turbulent recent history. For example, in the Rose Revolution Monument in Tbilisi and a second large monument in Sopron, von Habsburg pays homage to the wave of revolutions that followed the fall of the Iron Curtain.
            The first book to assemble a representative survey of works from throughout von Habsburg’s career, Gabriela von Habsburg includes one hundred color illustrations, including photographs of the artist at work, and contributions by art historians and curators Manfred Schneckenburger and Dieter Ronte, who discuss the politicization of aesthetics and, more specifically, the ways in which von Habsburg’s work functions as a powerful form of political expression.
 

240 pages | 100 color plates | 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 | © 2016

Art: European Art


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Table of Contents

Preface
                Elmar Zorn
The Language of Steel
                Winifried Wiegand
Communicating in Stainless Steel: Gabriela von Habsburg’s Pictorial Eloquence
                Manfred Schneckenburger
Outdoor Installations
Art and Politics
                Dieter Ronte
Installations in Schloss Elisabethenburg
In Conversation: Museum Director Winifired Wiegand and Exhibition Curator Elmar Zorn with Gabriela von Habsburg
Indoor Objects
Prize Designs
Preliminary Sketches—Lithographies
Gabriela von Habsburg and Her Studio
Appendix
 

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