Birgit Jürgenssen

Ich möchte hier raus!, 1976 © S/W-Fotografie, SAMMLUNG VERBUND, Wien

“I wanted to show current stereotypes and role models, which are attributed to woman in our society and which I have always been confronted with as well, and to point out the misunder­standings of everyday life”

“I could quote a long list of reactions on the effectiv­eness of irony. ‘Woman and irony’ is still a taboo, just like ‘woman and humour’.

The price of an ironic gesture in the art world is to not be taken seriously for a long time. For me however, self-irony is an autobiographic stra­tegy in order to communicate a subversive and decon­structive potential more easily”

Birgit Jürgenssen

Vienna, Austria, 1949 – Vienna, Austria, 2003