Susanne Wawra: Sitzfleisch
The public will also get an opportunity to see the exhibition at the gallery from June 8 to June 12, but by appointment only.
Sitzfleisch (Sitting Flesh), or The German Art Of Sitting (On Your Behind)
Susanne Wawra visually tackles the German concept of Sitzfleisch, one of these compound words that express a certain quality that can’t quite be grasped in the English language. Literally translated, sitzfleisch means ‘sitting flesh’ or ‘sitting meat’, a term for one’s behind or bottom. In its use, to have sitzfleisch means the ability to sit still for long periods of time to be productive, a certain stamina at work and in life working through a situation or bringing a project to an end.
Wawra’s works are a play on endurance, staying power as well as sitting and flesh; with an autobiographical and associative approach. This is translated into different forms of expression: her characteristic layered mixed media pieces as well as drawings, oil painting, ceramics and sculpture.
Note from the gallery: In the current context, this assemble of works seems to acquire a new dimension, and yet the idea of the show, its title and accompanying text were all elaborated by November 2019.
More from the exhibition page here.
(beside Belvedere College)
Tues to Fri: 11am to 6pm (till 8pm on Thursdays) • Sat & Sun: 12 noon to 5pm • Closed on Mondays (or viewing by appointment only)