Renate Bertlmann – Knife Rose

Renate Bertlmann - Discordo Ergo Sum, Knife Rose - 2019

Renate Bertlmann - Discordo Ergo Sum, Knife Rose - 2019Renate Bertlmann - Discordo Ergo Sum, Knife Rose - 2019

Perhaps it was novel for me to focus from the very start on investigating and developing a new image of the male by the female and did not restrict myself to developing a new image of the female by the female."
- Renate Bertlmann

This glass rose out of which protrudes razor sharp blades was hand blown in Murano and is the precious edition of the exhibition of the Pavilion of Austria at the 58th Venice Art Biennale, Discordo Ergo Sum (“I dissent, therefore I am”), featuring a precise grid of 312 glass roses. Indeed, Bertlmann’s work ironically subverts and redefines social phenomena and symbols.

With her knife-rose installation in the pavilion’s back courtyard, the Austrian artist focuses on the dichotomy of the human existence. The presentation marks the first time in the history of Austria's participation in the Biennale that a female artist represents the country with a solo exhibition.

Medium: Sculpture made in Murano glass and metal, in an acrylic box
Size: 50 x 11 x 11 cm (19.6 x 4.3 x 4.3 in)
Edition of 50 + 20 AP
Signed and numbered on the display case and on the accompanying CoA
Price: $ 5,500

This limited edition Renate Bertlmann glass sculpture is available at New Art Editions