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Toni Schmale - Ausstellung in Wien

Künstler: Toni Schmale
Ausstellung: 14/09/2017 - 05/11/2017
Veranstalter: Secession
Stadt: Wien
Homepage: www.secession.at
Toni Schmale, feuerbock, 2015, hot zinc dipped steel, powder-coated steel ral 9005, brass, Birisin 450, 173 x 183 x 215 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Christine König; Photo: Toni Schmale

In the works that she realises in mediums such as installation, performance, sculpture, animation, video and drawing Toni Schmale examines and questions the gender constructions that exist in social power relations. References to subjects such as sexuality and gender, fetishism, sport and physical exertion open up in both the formal designs and also in regard to the assignment of titles.
A certain permeability between object and installation is noticeable in Toni Schmale ’s sculptural work. In addition the sculptures often awaken the impression of usability and thus underline their performative potential that appears to be inherent in them. This ascription is permissible not least because of their formal proximity to physical fitness devices as in her series fuhrpark (2015) in which the objects are made of hot-dip galvanised steel with an electrostatic powder coating as well as concrete and moulded rubber.