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Die Arbeit der Zeit

painted school photographs from 1962 This serie is about former generations and their hopes about their future. I got the idea 2008 whil e looking on photographs showing my daddies school mates in the year 1962. Unburdened schoolboys a view years before “1968” – the year of  big changes in society : And I asked ...
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Frauengold vs. Klosterfrau (Melissengeist)

Female gold vs. nun Women’s portraits of the past decades Bolzer works on the role model of women in the past decades. The woman as mother, lover, object of desire, girlfriend and wife. The expectations that had to be met were often in strong contrast to the rights of the women of that time. The ...
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Immer nie in China

ALWAYS NEVER IN CHINA conceptual painting by Alexandra Bolzer China is on everyone’s lips. The media report the numerous abuses in the whole nation, the abuses of a regime, and its cruel acts against minorities. But they also report on China’s phenomenal economic growth and the resulting environmental sins. China is polarizing the western world. ...
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Kein schöner Land in dieser Zeit..

No country more beautiful in this time No country more beautiful in this time, as ours here, both far and near, where we feel well under the lime trees at eventide.   Many hours we have spent here together, sitting in a happy round, singing together, the songs ringing through the deep oak glades   ...
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lotta continua

Lotta Continua is definitely one of Alexandra Bolzer’s most critical works. In her radical imagery she relentlessly deals with the dictates of beauty, the promise of eternal youth and the powerlessness of an aesthetically stylized society. Questions pile up: what do bodies have to represent today? What does masculinity mean? What is femininity? What does ...
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The birdwoman vs. the Acephaly of the Man

In “The birdwoman vs. the Acephaly of the Man “, Alexandra Bolzer processes the surrealist philosophy of Peter Goricnik. The close cooperation with the Carinthian philosopher shaped by George Bataille created works of complex sensuality and condensed divergences. Goricnik’s antithesis to Batailles’ “The Man Without a Head” explains the “non-power” of reason with the unusual ...
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The deconstruction of knowledge

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Vivere et vivere sinere

“Live and let live” – ​​to quote Goethe – is more relevant than ever. In a time when tolerance is preached and hatred is fuelled, Bolzer approaches this theme in her own pictorial language. In a hymn for tolerance and life, the artist who is a member of the Kunsthaus Wien shows expressive superimposed images ...
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war sells inspired by…

“War sells inspired by …” is a series about the war economy and its machinations on the back of the individual. “Inspired by …” George W. Bush and his Iraq war the work treats the banality of evil (Hitler) as well as the hunt for the unknown enemy, The Hunt for Terrorism.