OUR BODY BELONGS TO US Homage to Egon Schiele by Iris Brosch
Iris Brosch is a German photographer, director and artist, based in New York and Paris. She found international recognition for her potent and dignified take on femininity in fashion photography. Notorious Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was obsessed with sex, eroticism and trains. Having immersed herself in Egon Schiele’s body of work, Iris Brosch, pays homage to him in her solo exhibition OUR BODY BELONGS TO US (IMMAGIS FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY, Munich). You see for example a “Lying women headless”, the “Lovers” or “Adorable back”. All works are hand painted photographs and unique pieces. It takes an artist to catch an artist…
Fit body fit mind?
Fit body no mind? No mind fit body? Fit mind fit body!
What is the best thing about being you? What is the worst?
Generous but stubborn.
What three superpowers do you wish you had?
To fly, to travel into different times and to make love nonstop.
Do you have secret talents?
No secrets but lots of talents!
What is the last advice you gave to someone?
Your enemies are your best friends.
What is the best advice someone gave you?
Always write your name BIG (advice for all women).
Do you think people are more nostalgic these days?
I heard that nostalgic people are happier, bigger-hearted and more optimistic… so yes, I hope so.
What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever witnessed?
Falling water in the forest.
If you could switch bodies with someone for 24 hours, whose would it be?
What would you do on your last day on Earth?
I would pick flowers for my grave.
It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart?
Yes, follow your instinct!
What can you do about hunger?
What are you really fed up with?
Male domination and destruction.
What is against the rules?
Thinking and using full capacity of your brain.
Your safest strategy?
Don’t have strategies.
Art for Art’s sake? (Song by Ten CC)
I don’t know the song. I prefer the French version of “L’art pour l’art“ and the 19th century philosophy: Art like a complete free form of expression.
Woman is the nigger of the world? (Song by John Lennon)
Ugly title and true actually. Time to change and use different words and concepts to make equality happen.
Sympathy for the devil? (Song by The Rolling Stones)
I have sympathy for the devil but would not invite him to my house.
It’s better to burn out than to fade away? (Song by Neil Young / Farewell letter from Kurt Cobain)
Just live your life with all the burning and the fading… In the end you will be blessed with a fulfilled life!
_Uwe Buschmann (Copy editing Silvia Strauch)
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