Renate Bertlmann − Angst
Exhibition run: 9 June − 5 August 2017
Renate Bertlmann’s solo exhibition at FOTOHOF entitled Angst [Fear] combines photographic works, videos, and installation-based staged settings spanning four decades. The selection follows the logic of her comprehensive multimedia feminist-subversive oeuvre applied to questions of time. The original title, Rape, was subsequently abandoned in favour of Angst and referenced several of Bertlmann’s works: photographic works of recent years (e.g. Braut und Bräutigam [Bride and Groom], 2013), but also fundamental series from the 1970s, e.g. Renée ou René (Rape) from 1977, which generally speaking address the quantum of violence in the social relationship between the genders, beyond the erotic allure of rituals of dominance and submission.