Ausstellungs-Trilogie Frauen heben ab - Frauen schaffen Balance - Frauen im Licht Teil 2 Bezirksgericht Wien-Meidling - 7. Mai - 31. August 2019

Women in Action

In this cycle Monika Stahl shows active women in different professions which are mostly executed by men. These women take the whole responsibility of their doing.

The further paintings of women don’t have a typical obvious sign of professional recognition. For this reason all women with different ethnos can identify with them. Whether manager, taxi drivers or accountants – they are working and taking their destiny in their hands. Women are half of the manhood and in this way they are focused into the spotlight.


Nasrin Iran

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50 x 70 cm

Elly German

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50 x 50 cm

Amelia USA

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50 x 50 cm

Eve USA

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50 x 70 cm

Leyla Türkei

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50 x 70 cm

Esra, Selin, Sira Tunesian

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70 x 50 cm

Alice and EMMA

Both paintings symbolise the departure of Alice and EMMA. Their trunks represent a new start. Perhaps they transport their luggage, perhaps it’s the matter of a suitcase for ideas of innovation? In any case they both have raised the initiative of transformation. They are active and don’t accept the status quo.


Alice

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50 x 150 cm

EMMA

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50 x 150 cm

Kiss


Abschiedskuss

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70 x 50 cm

Kuss der Liebenden

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70 x 50

Verlobungskuss

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70 x 50 cm

Single Art Works


Justitia

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140 x 120 cm

Nonne Frankreich

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70 x 50 cm

WomanwithFlower

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50 x 150 cm

Reserl

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70x 195 cm

Mama Amaira

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80 x 80 cm

Mama Fanni

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80 x 80 cm

WeepingMedusa

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70 x 50 cm

Abdullah

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150 x 50 cm

MoneySlipKnotFrance

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50 x 70 cm

MoneySlipKnotAustria

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50 x 70

Green Art

Monika Stahl addresses in this cycle in an unattended way to the biologic genesis – banknotes grow as plants out of the soil almost an answer to the poisoned nature. Here, the answer of the environment shows on the global focus of agricultural amendments on the demands of an economic optimisation – without regret on the original resources. The shredded banknotes show a cultural identity, the exploration of the nature is present everywhere. The small plants are an anti-pole of this which signify projects as symbols. And so there is no wonder that the artist uses small money – coins – in this concept, because in comparison to the big volume of finance of the agricultural sector these projects are tiny. The spectator is attracted by the beauty of the plants as an allegory of life – but there is a bad taste afterwards.

Pflänzchen

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20 x 40 cm

Pflänzchen 2

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20 x 40 cm

Natur

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100 c 140 cm

TentrilsonaWall

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70 x 50 cm

HumusCirrusGreen

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40 x 40 cm

HumusCirrusBrown

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40 x 40 cm

Escape

The colour white as a sum of the whole colour spectrum outshines the colourful banknotes. They show the materialism of the society and build as a wall an almost insurmountable obstacle. In the cycle „Escape“ Monika Stahl shows subjects of an escape – away from war and terror, the escape of tracking.
The artist urges and claims the spectator cannot turn a blind eye. The single destinies don’t touch anymore because of the mass of refugees. Because of the media overflow there is the danger of lacking empathy. The works are full of emotions – no matter whether the spectator demands it or not. Because of the history full of persecution and migration periods the factor time is added as fourth factor – and the spectator can’t escape of his own souvenirs.

Flight in a Suitcase
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50 x 80 cm

The Wall - 1. "the Fight"
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100 x 140 cm

The Wall - 2. "the Overcoming"
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100 x 140 cm

The Wall - 3. "the View"
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100 x 140 cm

Broken Europe


The Star is a symbol of eternity, although being torn up.
Steel is a sign of durability, imperishability, and a symbol of civilization, though eaten up by rust.
The lances are a symbol of destruction.
The heads out of money are a sign of double standards.

The Star was created in 2011 and is actually newsworthy. The unified Europe faces to the biggest crucial test ever. Populistic powers attempt destroying the Union with all their influence. Solidarity is abandoned in favour of singular interests. This egoism is dangerous for Europe. Peace exists since 1945 because the citizens have managed to renounce on their egoism and instead of that – they follow the big targets. In economic view we are tied up, however, if import taxes will be demanded or even the Union will be abrogated, then the framework will burst. The consequences can’t be foreseen. Observers of the happenings issue a warning. And this artwork would also be a warning.


Broken Europe

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Durchmesser 120 cm Höhe 180 cm Köpfe lebensgroß

MoneyEaters

In this cycle which was awarded 2015 on the London Art Biennale Monika Stahl shows multicultural heads of men eating money. Supplementary to it the money is in their head or their senses are dominated exclusively by money. This culture of focussing on the material is found especially by men, they subordinate everything in favour to money, and there is no space for other values or targets. In this way the heads signify allegories for the materialism of the society.

MoneyEaterEnglish

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40 x 80 cm mit Metallrahmen 60 x 100 cm

MoneyEaterAfrican

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40 x 80 cm mit Metallrahmen 60 x 100 cm

MoneyEaterChinese

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40 x 80 cm mit Metallrahmen 60 x 100 cm

MoneyEaterArab

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40 x 80 cm mit Metallrahmen 60 x 100 cm

MoneyEaterIndian

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40 x 80 cm ohne Rahmen (10 cm)

 

CONTACT

Monika Stahl
+43 664 134 1672
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Photos Heinz Schmölzer