Maija Tabaka: Bilder 1962–1978
Maija Tabaka: Pictures 1962–1978
Latvian painter Maija Tabaka had a DAAD residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 1977 and returned two years later to install her exhibition and meet friends. Her Berlin pictures were also shown, reflecting the experiences she was confronted with—not everything in the West was to her liking. The small catalogue contains an informative text about her stay in Berlin, written by the artist herself for a youth magazine in Riga: “I looked in vain for a panorama of West Berlin. To get the shape of this city, you have to collage various characteristic places into an overall view.” As an artist working mainly with single and group portraits, she always relates individual and society. She describes homeless migrants and poor students, complaining about the obtrusive neon adverts of big companies and the fact that women in the West still earn so much less than their male colleagues.
Ed.: nGbK, Künstlerhaus Bethanien
With contributions by: Valdis Āboliņš, Michael Haerdter, Maija Tabaka