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Heidi Harsieber - Insights

Artists with their Partners - from Jun 4, 2014 until Sep 14, 2014
Heidi Harsieber, Bruno and Christine Gironcoli, 2004,
© Heidi Harsieber, Vienna
Heidi Harsieber, Ferdinand Schmatz & Annelie Gahl, 2014
© Heidi Harsieber, Vienna
Heidi Harsieber, Franz Koglmann & Ingrid Karl, 2013
© Heidi Harsieber, Vienna
Heidi Harsieber, Peter Weibel & Susanne Widl, 2008
© Heidi Harsieber, Vienna
Exhibition View
Photo: Sabine Klimpt, © Belvedere, Wien
Exhibition View
Photo: Sabine Klimpt, © Belvedere, Vienna
EXhibition View
Photo: Sabine Klimpt, © Belvedere, Vienna

Location: Lower Belvedere, Spitzhof exhibition space

 

Photographer Heidi Harsieber from Gloggnitz has been portraying artist couples since 2004. Oswald Oberhuber & Imma Rasinger, Günter & Ana Brus, Hermann & Rita Nitsch, Peter Kubelka & Luise Cibulka, Peter Weibel & Susanne Widl, Erwin Wurm & Elise Mougin are just some examples from this now extensive series of portraits.
 
Harsieber, who was interested in chemistry and physics even as a teenager, was apprenticed to a photographer before graduating from the photography master class at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna. Later on she taught photography at Vienna’s University of Applied Arts. Well-known photo artist Friedl Kubelka, art collector Julius Hummel, and music theorist Franz Koglmann have all influenced her artistic career.
 
Harsieber mainly explores her feelings in her work, she observes (frequently also placing herself under scrutiny), and aims to make personal statements. Thus, for almost a decade she has been addressing taboo subjects, such as pain, sex, and death. Harsieber focuses her entire attention on the human being as an individual with all his or her vulnerability, examining this in her work that unfurls like a kaleidoscope of emotions. It is her unpretentious aesthetic sensibility that shapes her art. In these portrayals of relationships shown at the Belvedere, Heidi Harsieber’s characteristic sensual language is enhanced with a narrative tranquility, and in this she reveals a natural genius.

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