The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present SITZFLEISCH, a solo show by Susanne Wawra, a member of our AGA group.
The show will launch online in our new virtual space on
Monday 18 May 2020,
6:30pm (Irish Standard Time).
It will run until the 12 of June 2020.
A link will be available from https://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/exhibitions
earlier on that day
As the gallery reopens its doors -albeit by appointment only- from June 8, visitors will be given the chance to see the show ‘in the flesh’ from June 8 to June 12.
Sitzfleisch (Sitting Flesh)
or The German Art Of Sitting (On Your Behind)
Susanne Wawra visually tackles the German concept of Sitzfleisch, one of these compound words that express a certain quality that can’t quite be grasped in the English language. Literally translated, sitzfleisch means ‘sitting flesh’ or ‘sitting meat’, a term for one’s behind or bottom. In its use, to have sitzfleisch means the ability to sit still for long periods of time to be productive, a certain stamina at work and in life working through a situation or bringing a project to an end.
Wawra’s works are a play on endurance, staying power as well as sitting and flesh; with an autobiographical and associative approach. This is translated into different forms of expression: her characteristic layered mixed media pieces as well as drawings, oil painting, ceramics and sculpture.
Note from the gallery: In the current context, this assemble of works seems to acquire a new dimension, and yet the idea of the show, its title and accompanying text were all elaborated by November 2019.