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Aging Pride

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These days, the aging process is seen as a deficiency in the public eye. Terms such as ‘anti-aging’ give the impression that aging is something pathological. The prevailing cult of youth endeavours to hide the traces of aging. Aside from negative stereotypes, however, age also indicates power, experience, wisdom, contemplation, lust for life, and triumph over societal conventions. Aging is not only a biological process but a cultural construction, which emerging sciences such as cultural gerontology have dedicated themselves to investigating.

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  • Herausgeber

    Stella Rollig, Sabine Fellner

  • Preface

    Stella Rollig

  • Text

    Sabine Fellner, Heike Hartung, Beate Hofstadler, Robert Pfaller, Stella Rollig, Gabriele Schor

  • Design

    Willi Schmid

  • Sprache

    Deutsch/Englisch

  • Details

    Hardcover, 17 x 24 cm, 372 Seiten, 305 Abb.

  • ISBN

    978-3-903228-23-8

About the product

These days, the aging process is seen as a deficiency in the public eye. Terms such as ‘anti-aging’ give the impression that aging is something pathological. The prevailing cult of youth endeavours to hide the traces of aging. Aside from negative stereotypes, however, age also indicates power, experience, wisdom, contemplation, lust for life, and triumph over societal conventions. Aging is not only a biological process but a cultural construction, which emerging sciences such as cultural gerontology have dedicated themselves to investigating.

The exhibition demonstrates how artists have succeeded in differently perceiving the possibilities and limitations of age while transcending exaltation and pessimism. In the presented works, artists illustrate how age in all of its facets can be thoughtfully integrated into our lives. In addition to numerous works from the Belvedere collection, the exhibition presents high-profile loans from national and international museums. The publications accompanies the exhibition by the same name.

Including works by Pina Bausch, Eric Fischl, Lucian Freud, George Grosz, Johannes Grützke, Alfred Hrdlicka, Regina Hügli, Birgit Jürgenssen, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Brigitte Kowanz, Maria Lassnig, Annie Leibovitz, Erich Lessing, Hans Op de Beeck, Martin Parr, Pablo Picasso, Margot Pilz, Juergen Teller, Joyce Tenneson, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Rosemarie Trockel, Jeff Wall, Nives Widauer, uvm.