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Julia Faber
Julia Faber

Julia Faber

Pictures and Concepts 2010-2015


74 Pages, 8.625 x 10.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9783902833860

Rights: US & CA

Schlebrügge Editor (Oct 2016)
Schlebrugge Editor

Price: $23.95


Julia Faber’s hyperrealistic painting is concerned with themes of the formation and disciplining of bodies, through citations of classical mythological motifs and illustrations of forced pedagogical regulations of the body from textbooks and newspaper advertisements from the 19th century. With effectively deployed moments of horror, overwhelming the viewer with a mix of cynicism, wit and exaggeration, and all executed with an almost uncanny technical mastery, Faber takes past and contemporary gender stereotypes to the extreme, whilst at the same time dismantling the rules of taste of an over-sexualized, body-obsessed society. She happily places herself in the picture and, with mischief and irony, reflects her role as a woman artist in relation to the traditionally male-dominated field of history painting. Her staged, outlandish liberation of the body from the constraints that religion, society and education set upon it casts a confusing, critical light on the viewer.


"The whole history of mankind, thoroughly reviewed, ultimately reveals itself as the history of the invention of better tools" Ernst Knapp (Grundlagen einer Philosophie der Technik, 1877)

Author Biography

Julia Faber was born in Vienna and studied painting at the University of Applied Arts Vienna under Johanna Kandl. She lives and works in Vienna. Susanne Neuburger works as curator at mumok, Museum for Modern Art in Vienna. She teaches at the University for Art and Industrial Design, Linz, and has contributed to springerin, Magazin for contemporary art a.o. She lives in Vienna.