STEPHANIE MISA

MAGA MEETS MARIE

In Stephanie Misa’s most recent installation,MAGA MEETS MARIE, a visually compelling assemblage of banners, hats and chandeliers create references to QAnon, Proud Boys and Marie Antoinette. These objects in the gallery space enable a critical engagement with multiracial whiteness as recently played out in a cosplay turned violent riot at the US Capitol, a cartoonish parody of the storming of the Bastille. As Karl Marx writes in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, people ‘anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes in order to present this new scene in world history in time-honored disguise and borrowed language’, a séance of revolutions past and present.

Gallery Gundula Gruber,
Schweizertalstrasse 4 1130 Vienna
7 March- 10 April, 2021

Gallery opening Hours (by appointment): Wed: 10.00 – 18.00 Thur: 10.00 – 20.00, Fri: 10.00 – 18.00, Sat: 10.00 – 16.00

Curatorial Tours by Artist: Wed: 13.00 – 18.00 (by appointment)

photo credits: Jolly Schwarz
Press: Marschalek Art Management

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MAGA Meets Marie
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The MAGA Alphabet, 2021
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MAGA Meets Marie
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The MAGA Alphabet, 2021
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The Seance, 2021
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The Séance, 2021
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The Séance, 2021
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The Séance, 2021
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The Séance, 2021
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The Séance, 2021
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MAGA Meets Marie
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Captain Ameri-Coup I, 2021
ceramic military helmet
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The Q Shaman- Buccaneer, 2021
unfired clay, fur
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The Generic Fan, 2021
textile print on red cotton cap
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Captain Ameri-Coup II, 2021
walis tambo (straw broom)
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