Margot Pilz (born 1936 Haarlem/the Netherlands, lives and works in Vienna) is one of the pioneers of Austrian conceptual art, whose early photographs feature experimental and performative aspects disclosing the influence of the avant-garde cultural scene in the 1960s and the 1970s. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna, underlines the significance of the artist’s performative photography and her position in the domain of new media. She works with new techniques and materials, responds to taboo themes and social stereotypes. She was one of the first in Austria to harness a computer in search of new means and methods of expression crossing the boundaries of analogue photography. The life and work of Margot Pilz are closely intertwined, which is obvious from her conceptual photographic series studying interpersonal relationships – they are based on the artist’s experiences and life situations, their characteristic traits being radicalism, actionism and feminist positions.
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Department for Cultural Affairs
of the City of Vienna (MUSA) and with Austrain Cultural Forum in Prague.