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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.

This project was produced in cooperation with Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art and legero united | con-tempus.eu
This exhibition is also presented with the support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
With the support of Forum Culturel Autrichien and supported by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program with funds from the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
With the assistance of ATC Groupe, Media Print, Brochier Soieries and Boisard Production School supported by Total Foundation

Ashley Hans Scheirl & Jakob Lena Knebl, La Poupée, le Doigt d’ Or et les Dents : Fou de Rage (détail), 2019. Courtesy des artistes et [of the artists and] Galerie CRONE, Berlin ; Georg Kargl Gallery, Vienne [Vienna] ; Belmacz Gallery, Londres [London] ; Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. © Blaise Adilon