Maria Bussmann Transports Viewers into Her Personal Cosmos of Memory and Imagination


VIENNA.- A journey in drawing, a journey in thought, a journey of a different kind: Maria Bussmann invites visitors to the exhibition Long Beach, NY in the Secession’s Grafisches Kabinett to take a walk along the beach. On 20 metres from a continuous roll of carbonless telex paper, she sends a graphic greeting from New York to Vienna and transports viewers into her personal cosmos of memory and imagination. Maria Bussmann’s drawings often grow out of her readings—she works with the philosophical writings e.g. of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, or Ludwig Wittgenstein. The artist transfers the visual ideas that develop as she reads and processes what she reads into two-dimensional space. In her series, which are usually designed to encompass numerous drawings, she shows thought-images and chains of associations that must be understood not so much as illustrations of the source texts