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Ashley Hans Scheirl & Jakob Lena Knebl

Respectively born in 1956 and 1970 in Salzburg and Vienna (Austria),
live and work in Vienna (Austria) and Berlin (Germany)

Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl are staging gender, identity and economic issues, together or separately. At the Biennale, they are intervening as a duo. Inspired by modernist design, dark romanticist painting and Glam Rock, they will set up a space of desire where bodies, objects and images are staged to form an alternative, queer reference system. Exuding an uncanny and parodic spirit, their installation humorously and flamboyantly combines scenography, painting, sculpture, video and fashion design to interrogate the dark side of the social value system and neoliberal economics.

With generous support from Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art and from the Forum Culturel Autrichien Paris.

With the support of Brochier Soieries

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Oeuvre d'Ashley Hans Scheirl et de Jakob Lena Knebl
Ashley Hans Scheirl et Jakob Lena Knebl, Genital Economy Posing, 2018. © Photo : Markus Krottendorfer